William Wordsworth

A great poet! Wordsworth is pretty freaking awesome!

The World Is Too Much with Us

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gary
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 13:47:08

    Nicely done!

  2. sherrysoule
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 21:42:29

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