Calm Is All Nature As A Resting Wheel Poem by William Wordsworth

Calm Is All Nature As A Resting Wheel

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Calm is all nature as a resting wheel.
The kine are couched upon the dewy grass;
The horse alone, seen dimly as I pass,
Is cropping audibly his later meal:
Dark is the ground; a slumber seems to steal
O'er vale, and mountain, and the starless sky.
Now, in this blank of things, a harmony,
Home-felt, and home-created, comes to heal
That grief for which the senses still supply
Fresh food; for only then, when memory
Is hushed, am I at rest. My Friends! restrain
Those busy cares that would allay my pain;
Oh! leave me to myself, nor let me feel
The officious touch that makes me droop again.

Calm Is All Nature As A Resting Wheel
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Brian Wagner 23 November 2011

Wordsworth was grieving a tragic loss, and here descibes how he finds a moment of solace at the end of the day, just at twilight. In this blankness he forgets and finds relief. Today, with so much artificial noise and electric lighting, i do not believe this situation would prove helpful for him. I wonder how a contemporary poet would express a moment in the day when he might find a little peace from the nagging loss of one dear to him?

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Ramesh T A 09 August 2011

A wonderful sonnet from the lover of Nature, Wordsworth to read!

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 09 August 2014

A great poem from the great poet whose works are so much interested.

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Ramesh T A 09 August 2010

Calmness can be got only in loneliness in Nature! Horse and himself are well compared to say about the way to experience calmness in Nature!

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Kaa.na. Kalyanasundaram 09 August 2010

William wordsworth....king of poets. The words are very worthy and natural. He loves nature and its creativity. Our worthy tributes to our poet always.

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Ruta Mohapatra 07 February 2022

The title itself is so beautiful...

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Arfin 03 October 2020

Can someone give me the summary of the peom

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Srushti Dodamani 17 August 2020

Heart touchy lines....well expressed

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bob jeff 06 November 2019

this is an amzing poem i think the writer should get this published by the way i work fo teh sun

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Adeeb Alfateh 23 June 2019

Home-felt, and home-created, comes to heal That grief for which the senses still supply Fresh food; for only then, when memory ............. great expression 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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