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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9 Replies to “Lines Written in Early Spring | William Wordsworth”

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

  2. wanderwithola says:

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

  3. Enriqueta Lemoine says:

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

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

  5. Melanie Poulos Walsh says:

    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.

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

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