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My Heart Leaps Up

Rating: 2.9

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kieran Mayall 07 March 2011

I first heard this poem in the film, Control, and I've loved it ever since.

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Chima Njoku Ray 18 December 2013

Simple innocence. Simply evergreen. The simplest things in nature last the longest. So is this poem. What a great poem. Wordsworth's poems are worth the word.

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Ted Devirgilis 03 March 2007

Come on, poem hunters! Let's not forget the classics. This poem is light, bouyant; that is, until you smack into 'The Child is father of the Man.' A great line that my seventh and eighth graders have fun with.

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Sonny Faolan 14 August 2009

i love this poem! ! i was only 14 when i read it first! !

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antique example of epigram the poet presents. 'the child is father of the man.'

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lillie 28 October 2020

what did he want when he grows old

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shahin 18 November 2018

russian translation of the poem

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shahin 18 November 2018

i need the poem russiantranslation into

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Raushan ranjan 03 May 2018

Nice poem

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Sriranji Aratisankar 24 August 2016

I have read thies poem in my childhood, again read today same flavour.

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