Lines written In Early Spring

Lines Written In Early Spring

Lines Written In Early Spring

 

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 griev’d my heart to think

What man has made of man.

 

Through primrose-tufts, in that sweet bower,

The periwinkle trail’d its wreathes;

And ’tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes.

 

The birds around me hopp’d and play’d:

Their thoughts I cannot measure,

But the least motion which they made,

It seem’d a thrill of pleasure.

 

The budding twigs spread out of their fan,

To catch the breezy air;

And I must think, do all I can,

That there was pleasure there.

 

If these thoughts may not prevent,

If such be of my creed the plan,

Have I not reason to lament

What man has made of man?

 

By William Wordsworth

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