poet William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

#7 on top 500 poets

Written In Early Spring

I heard a thousand blended notes
While in a grove I sat reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What Man has made of Man.

Through primrose tufts, in that sweet bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And 'tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure -
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

The budding twigs spread out their fan
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature's holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What Man has made of Man?

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Add this poem to MyPoemList
2,6 out of 5
34 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Written In Early Spring by William Wordsworth

  • UHJ&UA23 (4/17/2018 2:12:00 PM)

    HUJ&n1b23hunjrubrunjbw2snju

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ehjkrrrrr (4/16/2018 8:17:00 PM)

    nice.............................

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (7/11/2017 10:15:00 AM)

    Wow. Lovely...............

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ziesha Paul (7/24/2008 12:29:00 AM)

    dis poem really makes me feel like spring in summer. the phrases like budding twigs, breezy air, holy plan connect to u spiritually. i love william wordsworth and his poetry.

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    0 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: nature, flower, faith, sad, heaven, spring, heart, work, running