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William Wordsworth (Уильям Вордсворт)


To the River Greta, near Keswick


GRETA, what fearful listening! when huge stones
Rumble along thy bed, block after block;
Or, whirling with reiterated shock,
Combat, while darkness aggravates the groans:
But if thou (like Cocytus from the moans
Heard on his rueful margin) thence wert named
The mourner, thy true nature was defamed,
And the habitual murmur that atones
For thy worst rage forgotten. Oft as Spring
Decks, on thy sinuous banks, her thousand thrones,
Seats of glad instinct and love’s carolling,
The concert, for the happy, then may vie
With liveliest peals of birthday harmony;
To a grieved heart the notes are benisons.



William Wordsworth's other poems:
  1. Monastery of Old Bangor
  2. Miserrimus
  3. Hart-Leap Well
  4. Inscription Intended for a Stone in the Grounds of Rydal Mount
  5. Mary Queen of Scots


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