William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

Those Words Were Uttered As In Pensive Mood - Poem by William Wordsworth

THOSE words were uttered as in pensive mood
We turned, departing from that solemn sight:
A contrast and reproach to gross delight,
And life's unspiritual pleasures daily wooed!
But now upon this thought I cannot brood;
It is unstable as a dream of night;
Nor will I praise a cloud, however bright,
Disparaging Man's gifts, and proper food.
Grove, isle, with every shape of sky-built dome,
Though clad in colours beautiful and pure,
Find in the heart of man no natural home:
The immortal Mind craves objects that endure:
These cleave to it; from these it cannot roam,
Nor they from it: their fellowship is secure.


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  • (11/14/2015 8:46:00 PM)

    ..........nicely penned, an excellent theme ★ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 5, 2010



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