English poetry

Poets Biographies Poems by Themes Random Poem
The Rating of Poets The Rating of Poems

Poem by William Wordsworth

The Kirk of Ulpha

THE KIRK of Ulpha to the pilgrims eye
Is welcome as a star, that doth present
Its shining forehead through the peaceful rent
Of a black cloud diffused oer half the sky:
Or as a fruitful palm-tree towering high
Oer the parched waste beside an Arabs tent;
Or the Indian tree whose branches, downward bent,
Take root again, a boundless canopy.
How sweet were leisure! could it yield no more
Than mid that wave-washed Churchyard to recline,
From pastoral graves extracting thoughts divine;
Or there to pace, and mark the summits hoar
Of distant moonlit mountains faintly shine,
Soothed by the unseen Rivers gentle roar.

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth's other poems:
  1. In the Frith of Clyde, Ailsa Crag
  2. Oxford, May 30, 1820
  3. Roman Antiquities
  4. Rydal
  5. Processions

Poem to print Print


Last Poems

To Russian version


English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru