A Night Thought Poem by William Wordsworth

A Night Thought

Rating: 3.1


Lo! where the Moon along the sky
Sails with her happy destiny;
Oft is she hid from mortal eye
Or dimly seen,
But when the clouds asunder fly
How bright her mien!

Far different we--a froward race,
Thousands though rich in Fortune's grace
With cherished sullenness of pace
Their way pursue,
Ingrates who wear a smileless face
The whole year through.

If kindred humours e'er would make
My spirit droop for drooping's sake,
From Fancy following in thy wake,
Bright ship of heaven!
A counter impulse let me take
And be forgiven.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
p.a. noushad 13 June 2008

reflects the greatness of the nature.

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John Tiong Chunghoo 24 September 2006

lovely poem. i like.

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* Sunprincess * 05 October 2012

O' bright ship of heaven I wish to take a voyage on your beautiful vessel.. :)

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Katherine Hunter 07 January 2013

Be thankful for what you've got. I keep trying to remind myself that.

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Varun Tripathi 07 January 2013

Awesome imagination!

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Mike F 16 June 2022

Forgive me for dropping like those ingrates! Love it.

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Ricky Mangathen 18 May 2022

But when the clouds asunder fly How bright her mien!

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Dr Antony Theodore 21 November 2020

Far different we- a froward race, Thousands though rich in Fortune's grace With cherished sullenness of pace Their way pursue, The greatness of Wordsworth

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Dr Antony Theodore 11 October 2020

If kindred humours e'er would make My spirit droop for drooping's sake, From Fancy following in thy wake, Bright ship of heaven! great thoughts and imagination. tony

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 22 August 2020

This is all about righteousness against irreverence so brilliantly presented by great poet 10++

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