William Wordsworth

Cumberland / England
William Wordsworth
Cumberland / England
Tuesday, December 31, 2002

A Poet's Epitaph Comments

Rating: 3.0
Art thou a Statist in the van
Of public conflicts trained and bred?
--First learn to love one living man;
'Then' may'st thou think upon the dead.


Mahtab Bangalee 05 August 2020
A Moralist perchance appears; Led, Heaven knows how! to this poor sod: And he has neither eyes nor ears; Himself his world, and his own God; ........greatest poetic Epitaph..........superb and fantastic poem penned
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 05 August 2020
Outstanding piece by master poet narrates the concerns of readers of the epitaph and overlooks to emphasize the concerns of the person lamented.....brilliant piece indeed 10+++
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 August 2020
" Heaven knows how! " Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Late October 05 August 2020
Steven Fitzsimmons, I believe you.
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Dr Antony Theodore 05 August 2020
Wrapt closely in thy sensual fleece, O turn aside, - and take, I pray, That he below may rest in peace, Thy ever-dwindling soul, away! poetic expertise. tony
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Ramesh T A 05 August 2020
A perfect verse composed on various characters of men by the Nature Poet is interesting and surprising to read here! Thanks for sharing!
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oioioioioioioioioi 06 May 2020
pooop poopp poopp poppp
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Thoreau introduced me to Wordsworth [in his essay 'On the Duty of Resistance to Civil Gov't]. I strive to be this poem personified.
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Crystal Star 01 April 2014
Go, carry to some fitter place The keenness of that practised eye, The hardness of that sallow face. Come hither in thy hour of strength; Come, weak as is a breaking wave! Here stretch thy body at full length; Or build thy house upon this grave Lovely [3
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* Sunprincess * 01 February 2014
......a beautiful rhyming poem...
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Stephen Fitzsimmons 08 October 2013
most of these wordsworth poems are written with the wrong wording. I am holding a wordsworth book and the poems on this site do not match what is in my book
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