The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose.
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: Intimations of Immortality. Stanza 2.
Contributed by: Zaady
But how can he expect that others should Build for him, sow for him, and at his call Love him, who for himself will take no heed at all?
Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 6.
Never to blend our pleasure or our pride With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels.
Source: Hart-leap Well. Part ii.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
The vision and the faculty divine; Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse.
Source: The Excursion. Book i.
And mighty poets in their misery dead.
Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 17.
Blessings be with them, and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares!- The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays.
Source: Personal Talk. Stanza 4.
He spake of love, such love as spirits feel In worlds whose course is equable and pure; No fears to beat away, no strife to heal,- The past unsighed for, and the future sure.
Babylon, Learned and wise, hath perished utterly, Nor leaves her speech one word to aid the sigh That would lament her.
Source: Ecclesiastical Sonnets. Part i. xxv. Missions and Travels.
One in whom persuasion and belief Had ripened into faith, and faith become A passionate intuition.
Source: The Excursion. Book iv.
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