“My Heart Leaps Up” #worldpoetryday

March 21 is World Poetry Day, so of course I have to once again post my favorite poem by my favorite poet.  English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) wrote “My Heart Leaps Up” on March 26, 1802 – nearly 210 years ago today.

20120321-085122.jpg“My Heart Leaps Up” (1802)

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 father of the man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

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