Verse > William Wordsworth > Complete Poetical Works
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


POEMS

COMPOSED OR SUGGESTED DURING A TOUR IN THE SUMMER OF 1833

XXXVII

          "THERE!" said a Stripling, pointing with meet pride
          Towards a low roof with green trees half concealed,
          "Is Mosgiel Farm; and that's the very field
          Where Burns ploughed up the Daisy." Far and wide
          A plain below stretched seaward, while, descried
          Above sea-clouds, the Peaks of Arran rose;
          And, by that simple notice, the repose
          Of earth, sky, sea, and air, was vivified.
          Beneath "the random 'bield' of clod or stone"
          Myriads of daisies have shone forth in flower               10
          Near the lark's nest, and in their natural hour
          Have passed away; less happy than the One
          That, by the unwilling ploughshare, died to prove
          The tender charm of poetry and love.


CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors