W. Wordsworth – ‘My Heart Leaps Up’ or ‘The Rainbow’

7 Apr

English Romantic poet William Wordsworth was born on 7th April 1770.

(c) National Museums Northern Ireland; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) National Museums Northern Ireland; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Paul Sandby (1731-1809), Carrick Ferry, near Wexford, Ireland

The Rainbow

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is the father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

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