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Poem by William Wordsworth


Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802


 Earth has not anything to show more fair:
 Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
 A sight so touching in its majesty:
 This City now doth, like a garment, wear
 The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
 Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
 Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
 All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
 Never did sun more beautifully steep
 In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
 Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
 The river glideth at his own sweet will:
 Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
 And all that mighty heart is lying still!



William Wordsworth

Poem Themes: London, Westminster

William Wordsworth's other poems:
  1. Harts-Horn Tree, near Penrith
  2. The Force of Prayer; or, The Founding of Bolton Priory
  3. Tynwald Hill
  4. The Countess Pillar
  5. Seathwaite Chapel


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