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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
389. The Reverie of Poor Susan
 
William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
 
 
AT the corner of Wood Street, when daylight appears,
Hangs a Thrush that sings loud, it has sung for three years:
Poor Susan has pass’d by the spot, and has heard
In the silence of morning the song of the bird.
 
’Tis a note of enchantment; what ails her? She sees        5
A mountain ascending, a vision of trees;
Bright volumes of vapour through Lothbury glide,
And a river flows on through the vale of Cheapside.
 
Green pastures she views in the midst of the dale
Down which she so often has tripp’d with her pail;        10
And a single small cottage, a nest like a dove’s,
The one only dwelling on earth that she loves.
 
She looks, and her heart is in heaven: but they fade,
The mist and the river, the hill and the shade;
The stream will not flow, and the hill will not rise,        15
And the colours have all pass’d away from her eyes!
 

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