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The world is too much with mc … tonight

William Wordsworth sets us straight on a few things.

The world is too much with us

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

The Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;

Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
1806.

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Posted on June 24th, 2009Comments RSS Feed
One Response to The world is too much with mc … tonight
  1. John W. Perkins
    June 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I can “feel” this one…

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