22 April 2011

Poem: My Heart Leaps Up

This week I skipped down to my mail box, which was a fair bit harder since my drive-way is rather muddy, and found that my poster for the National Poetry month had arrived! Although this poetry extravaganza started at the beginning of April, I ordered my poster a little late, so I got it mid-month. Still, I was happy to receive it, and promptly  hung it in my room! To the left you can see a picture of the poster I got.

This, of course, inspired me to post another poem! I had some trouble finding one that I truly liked. All the ones I had locked away in my noggin' were rather grim, and I wanted something to perk everyone up! (It seems everyone has something to stress over, lately. School, the weather, work...)

So I went to Poets.org and did a little poetry sleuthing. I was looking for one that was inspiring, and wasn't disappointed, as usual. In fact, I had a hard time just choosing one! However, I soon found one that was short and rather inspiring, and decided it was a winner! I hope you agree, and as usual, would love to hear your take on it! The following poem is also via the Poets website, so please remember to check it out for all your poetry and prose needs!

My Heart Leaps Up

by William Wordsworth

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.

So, between those lines of gorgeous poetry, I think there's a true testament to the human soul and how it is uplifted when each of us beholds something beautiful in nature. It appeals to each person, depending on what they see as beautiful. It also seems that each person who reads this piece of poetry has their own interpretation of beauty in nature.

So have at it, fellow readers! Only one more week of National Poetry Month left, so let's make it count!

1 comment:

  1. this poetry are really gorgeous but i love this poet.


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