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Yew-Trees

Rating: 2.8

There is a Yew-tree, pride of Lorton Vale,
Which to this day stands single, in the midst
Of its own darkness, as it stood of yore:
Not loathe to furnish weapons for the Bands
Of Umfraville or Percy ere they marched
To Scotland's heaths; or those that crossed the sea
And drew their sounding bows at Azincour,
Perhaps at earlier Crecy, or Poictiers.
Of vast circumference and gloom profound
This solitary Tree! -a living thing

Produced too slowly ever to decay;
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Mark Taylor 15 January 2020

How Wordsworth became a famous poet I'll never know.This is absolute crap.I have written better myself.It has no rhythm or rhyme at all, doesn't even scan.0 out of 10

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Ramesh T A 12 January 2020

Long living tree Poet Wordsworth has taken as subject of this poem to talk about its greatness by standing firm long in shadow has significance all witness with awe and attention! To me it is like the majestic tortoise and elephant that live long in the world least losing their grandeur! Thanks for sharing it here!

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Mahtab Bangalee 12 January 2020

Fear and trembling Hope, Silence and Foresight, Death the Skeleton And Time the Shadow; there to celebrate, As in a natural temple scattered o'er With altars undisturbed of mossy stone, ..// beautiful poetic writings

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Edward Kofi Louis 12 January 2020

Death the Skeleton! ! ! ! Time the Shadow. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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