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It Was An April Morning: Fresh And Clear

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It was an April morning: fresh and clear
The Rivulet, delighting in its strength,
Ran with a young man's speed; and yet the voice
Of waters which the winter had supplied
Was softened down into a vernal tone.
The spirit of enjoyment and desire,
And hopes and wishes, from all living things
Went circling, like a multitude of sounds.
The budding groves seemed eager to urge on
The steps of June; as if their various hues
Were only hindrances that stood between
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Alcyone Song 12 April 2019
Well then Mr Wordsworth, well then. I'm not blind to the symbolism here, and I doubt Emma was either. ;)
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Mehuli Ghosh Hazra 15 November 2017
Very interesting and lovely poem. I enjoy it a lot.
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Tapan M. Saren 13 April 2017
Very beautiful poem indeed..
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Dorina Neculce 19 March 2016
The Stream, so ardent in its course before, Sent forth such sallies of glad sound, that all Which I till then had heard, appeared the voice Of common pleasure: beast and bird, the lamb, remarcabil
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Mohammed Nor Abdul Rahman 30 September 2015
....I love it....reminds me of my early days in Sabah College of Borneo...in the old British Empire....
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Seema Jayaraman 16 September 2015
Sent forth such sallies of glad sound, that all the power of words when they are strung together never ceases to amaze..
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Patricia Grantham 24 April 2015
A poem that is a classical Wadsworth in all of its grandeur. Nature is the main focal point of write. Yet there is a sense of peace that surrounds it. Great write.
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* Sunprincess * 28 June 2014
..............this is a place I wish to visit in the spring.....to see the shepherds and their dog, with their flocks of sheep.... and a mountain cottage with a little stream running nearby.....to breathe the fresh air on a warm day in april....and listen to stories under a sky of blue with big cumulus clouds floating by....oh this would be a dream....
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Brian Jani 13 May 2014
William, This is a good piece of poetry
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Paul Reed 10 February 2014
How Wordsworth captured the essence of Springtime! The spirit of enjoyment and desire, and hopes and wishes from all living things...
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