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Sunday in Verse | Easter Sunday - 5 April 2015

Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth

I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate 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 green 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?


  1. oh my. That was one of the most beautiful things I've read. Poems are so beautiful. Adding this one to the list right alongside A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. thanks for sharing! xx

  2. Gorgeous poem for the spring day that's in it :) x

    Sinead |

  3. Lovely poem for spring, I never read poetry so love this idea of posting poems :)

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine // I’d love it if you entered my Blog Birthday Lifestyle Giveaway

  4. Poetry and Spring is a match made in heaven. :)

  5. This is such a lovely poem, and the accompanying photo is so beautiful!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  6. This is lovely! I've not seen a post like this before, great idea, can't wait to see more :) xxx


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