William Wordsworth

Cumberland / England
William Wordsworth
Cumberland / England
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The Solitary Reaper

Rating: 4.5
Behold her, single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland Lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here, or gently pass!
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,
And sings a melancholy strain;
O listen! for the Vale profound
Is overflowing with the sound.

No Nightingale did ever chaunt
More welcome notes to weary bands
Of travellers in some shady haunt,
Among Arabian sands:
A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard
In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird,
Breaking the silence of the seas
Among the farthest Hebrides.

Will no one tell me what she sings?--
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago:
Or is it some more humble lay,
Familiar matter of to-day?
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain,
That has been, and may be again?

Whate'er the theme, the Maiden sang
As if her song could have no ending;
I saw her singing at her work,
And o'er the sickle bending;--
I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.
COMMENTS
Tarun 04 August 2020
it was very nice could not give answer to qestion to 1 answer
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X Y Z 25 August 2019
I want Paraphrasing
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RS Yadav 11 March 2019
The Solitary Highland Lass is - a girl from where
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Pradeep Kumar Rathour 02 December 2018
So nice yr
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Justin browne 16 July 2018
Heart touching poem
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Mprtoj ali 01 June 2018
Wonderful poem of wordsworth
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Deepankar 10 January 2018
I find this song very close to ami protidhoni suni by bhupen hazarika
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Jyotishka 22 December 2017
solitary reaper is one of the poems by William Wordsworth which makes me remember of nature so I like this poem.
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Jyotishka 21 December 2017
solitary reaper is one of the best poems in my best poems column. It always makes me remember of nature how it is beautiful.
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sanjoy kumar mondal 30 November 2017
A most beautiful melancholy poem.
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