A Springtime Poem by Wordsworth

Here’s a poem written by the British poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850)…

Written in March
While resting on the Bridge at the foot of Brother’s Water

The cock is crowing,
The stream is flowing,
The small birds twitter,
The lake doth glitter
The green field sleeps in the sun;
The oldest and youngest
Are at work with the strongest;
The cattle are grazing,
Their heads never raising;
There are forty feeding like one!

Like an army defeated
The snow hath retreated,
And now doth fare ill
On the top of the bare hill;
The ploughboy is whooping-anon-anon:
There’s joy in the mountains;
There’s life in the fountains;
Small clouds are sailing,
Blue sky prevailing;
The rain is over and gone!

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6 Responses to “A Springtime Poem by Wordsworth”

  1. Barth B. Roels Says:

    I know that he has completed much better works!

  2. Lisa Says:

    You’re welcome to post another Wordsworth poem here. I chose that one since I’ve been posting material about Spring.


  3. Ratna Says:

    I liked this poem very much for it’s simplicity. It’s equally enjoyable by both kids and adults as well. Moreover you can feel the child inside yourself.

  4. Carl Fraser Says:

    It was refreshing to read this poem. I am in the process of writing an article entitled: Hope “springs” eternal, for my monthly professional magazine and your poem was an inspiration.

  5. Lisa Says:

    Glad to hear it – thanks for writing!

  6. John Clark Says:

    Ratna said it all. “simplicity” I didn’t know this poem until today. It’s full off colour, full of life. “refreshing” as Carl Fraser says.
    Thank you

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