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William Wordsworth: 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; 366 more words

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Poem - The World Is Too Much With Us; Late And Soon

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; 96 more words

Poem

Small Life

Photo: Leigh Pumilia

To be

in a quiet world,

where sounds,

blend and rise again,

becoming music,

soft enough

to still hear,

small life,

breathing.

Photo: Leigh Pumilia

Daily Journal

#165: Our Phones Are Too Much With Us

This was too damn hard. Finally, I had to abandon Wordsworth’s awesome rhyme scheme because almost nothing rhymes with seven. At any rate, “The World Is Too Much With Us” is one of my all-time favorite poems and now I’ve gone and ruined it.   335 more words

Poetry

Wordsworth - born

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William Wordsworth was born 4/7/1770 at Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, the 2nd of 5 children of John & Anne (Cookson) Wordsworth. William’s “mum” died in 1778: he was sent to Hawkshead Grammar School where he penned his first poems. 185 more words

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On the Inspiration for Poetry

This will be the first in a series of posts regarding the nature of poetry, with the final poem being one of my own, if all goes well. 423 more words