William Wordsworth

The deep power of joy

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony and by the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
~ William Wordsworth

How gracious is Solitude

When from our better selves we have too long
Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign, is Solitude.

~ William Wordsworth, The Prelude IV 354

Come into the light of things

Come into the light of things.
Let nature be your teacher.

~ William Wordsworth

Let nature be your teacher

Come forth into the light of things,
let Nature be your teacher.
~ by William Wordsworth

An eye made quiet by the deep power of joy

While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.

~ William Wordsworth

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our Life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home...

~ William Wordsworth
Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1
By William Wordsworth

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home ...

~ from "Intimations of Immortality" by William Wordsworth
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