A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Poem by William Wordsworth

A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal

Rating: 3.1


A slumber did my spirit seal
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Nada Simanic 21 June 2004

This poem is essentially an expression of the way that the poet suddenly realizes the humanity and reality of a close friend of his, a realization that is brought about by her death. This poem is only eight lines, and a result of this is an incredible density of information. Every nuance of the poem is near vital for the expression of the concerns of poet, in a number of different ways. The way that the poet thought about his friend is established in the first quatrain.

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Andrew Hoellering 10 August 2009

'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.' Wordsworth realised our integration and resurrection through nature a long time before it became scientific knowledge.

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John Tiong Chunghoo 24 September 2006

another year waiting for the scar to go away

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Brian Jani 13 May 2014

William Amazing poetic skills here

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Sagnik Chakraborty 15 September 2014

Amazing beauty expressed through brevity.

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Mustafa Aybakan 15 December 2020

Perfecto ! Perfecto !

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Khairul Ahsan 10 December 2020

The depth of emotion, the eloquence and free flow of rhyme makes this a gem of a poem, that gets 5 stars***** from me! A worthy selection as the 'Classic Poem of the Day'!

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Mahtab Bangalee 10 December 2020

No motion has she now, no force; She neither hears nor sees; Rolled round in earth's diurnal course, With rocks, and stones, and trees///that's the nature; she seals the all hearts with natural attraction and we, all the of her part attracted to her~ very excellent poem, delightful feelings to read this

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 10 December 2020

A slumber did my spirit seal I had no human fears: She seemed a thing that could not feel The touch of earthly years. A touching ode to a dear friend beautifully expressed through eight sweet lines.

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Dr Antony Theodore 10 December 2020

No motion has she now, no force; She neither hears nor sees; Rolled round in earth's diurnal course, With rocks, and stones, and trees. The great wordsworth. tony

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