William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

A Night-Piece - Poem by William Wordsworth

------The sky is overcast
With a continuous cloud of texture close,
Heavy and wan, all whitened by the Moon,
Which through that veil is indistinctly seen,
A dull, contracted circle, yielding light
So feebly spread, that not a shadow falls,
Chequering the ground--from rock, plant, tree, or tower.
At length a pleasant instantaneous gleam
Startles the pensive traveller while he treads
His lonesome path, with unobserving eye
Bent earthwards; he looks up--the clouds are split
Asunder,--and above his head he sees
The clear Moon, and the glory of the heavens.
There, in a black-blue vault she sails along,
Followed by multitudes of stars, that, small
And sharp, and bright, along the dark abyss
Drive as she drives: how fast they wheel away,
Yet vanish not!--the wind is in the tree,
But they are silent;--still they roll along
Immeasurably distant; and the vault,
Built round by those white clouds, enormous clouds,
Still deepens its unfathomable depth.
At length the Vision closes; and the mind,
Not undisturbed by the delight it feels,
Which slowly settles into peaceful calm,
Is left to muse upon the solemn scene.


Comments about A Night-Piece by William Wordsworth

  • (3/16/2019 12:38:00 AM)

    spellbound.really a heavy metal rocking in a peacefull silence. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2018 9:43:00 AM)

    Outstanding william Wordsworth (Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (10/29/2018 6:53:00 AM)

    THE POET DESCRIBES THE HAPPINESS MOMENT IN THE NIGHT. SO NICE POEM. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/25/2018 10:00:00 AM)

    Very nice (Report)Reply

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  • (5/12/2018 4:35:00 AM)

    Very good (Report)Reply

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  • (2/15/2018 7:57:00 AM)

    H....................................................................................................................................................................... (Report)Reply

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  • (12/5/2017 7:41:00 PM)

    One of the nicest poems. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/20/2017 11:01:00 AM)

    What is mean by Wipikidia No more comments (Report)Reply

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  • M Sagnik Das (5/24/2017 10:43:00 AM)

    At length a pleasant instantaneous gleam
    Startles the pensive traveller while he treads
    His lonesome path, with unobserving eye
    Bent earthwards; he looks up- the clouds are split
    Asunder, - and above his head he sees
    The clear Moon, and the glory of the heaven


    very good
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  • (3/18/2016 11:49:00 PM)

    Awesome narration of nature- at night- the clouds, sky...... A great poem penned by a great poet gifted with superb imagery. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/17/2014 6:56:00 AM)

    Continuous as the stars that shine
    And twinkle on the milky way,
    They stretched in never-ending line
    Along the margin of a bay;
    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
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  • (4/17/2014 3:46:00 AM)

    sky an interesting subject which relates to nature and much written by the great poet in several other poems and his poems are more accurate while taking subject of nature. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/17/2014 3:46:00 AM)

    sky an interesting subject which relates to nature and much written by the great poet in several other poems and his poems are more accurate while taking subject of nature. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/14/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME
    ALL I EVER WANTED WAS TO BE LOVED BY AN UGLY OLD MAN D: [[[
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  • (10/14/2012 11:03:00 PM)

    I'm sorry, my account was hacked
    please leave me alone
    YOU ARE EVOLE
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  • (10/14/2012 10:54:00 PM)

    this poem was too long so i didn't read it
    any recommendations of GOOD poems? ?

    of course not, nothing like that actually EXISTS! !
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  • p.a. noushad (6/13/2008 8:07:00 AM)

    he nerrates the beauty of nature and tells us how nature can inspires us.beautiful. (Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoo (9/24/2006 4:32:00 AM)

    in a few minutes
    the night sky is
    blanketed in white
    not a star twinkle
    except our bated breath
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    (12/17/2016 2:26:00 PM)

    Very well said, .

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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