William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

To A Young Lady Who Had Been Reproached For Taking Long Walks In The Country - Poem by William Wordsworth

DEAR Child of Nature, let them rail!
--There is a nest in a green dale,
A harbour and a hold;
Where thou, a Wife and Friend, shalt see
Thy own heart-stirring days, and be
A light to young and old.

There, healthy as a shepherd boy,
And treading among flowers of joy
Which at no season fade,
Thou, while thy babes around thee cling,
Shalt show us how divine a thing
A Woman may be made.

Thy thoughts and feelings shall not die,
Nor leave thee, when grey hairs are nigh,
A melancholy slave;
But an old age serene and bright,
And lovely as a Lapland night,
Shall lead thee to thy grave.


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  • (6/20/2019 3:46:00 AM)

    one of favourite ones (Report)Reply

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    ..............nicely penned....with much wisdom ★ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 5, 2010



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