Lines Written in Early Spring | William Wordsworth

Lines Written in Early Spring
By William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) 
Read by Cecilia Elise Wallin

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?

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Lines Written in Early Spring William Wordsworth

9 thoughts on “Lines Written in Early Spring | William Wordsworth”

  1. I love this. Really pretty words. I love poetry, this is really beautiful.

  2. This is really beautiful will be checking out your channel.

  3. wanderwithola

    This is such a beautiful poem. I will check out your Youtube channel! ~ Ola @ WanderWithOla

  4. Enriqueta Lemoine

    What a beautiful poeme Elise! Thank you for sharing the joy of poetry!

  5. I always love reading poems. I especially enjoyed the way you wrote yours. It is very beautiful

  6. Melanie Poulos Walsh

    There are so many reasons to smile when you look around at nature this time of year. However, this was a great reminder to stop and take time to enjoy the beauty around.

  7. Wow! This is wonderful post I am loving each and every line of this poem

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