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THE PEDESTRIAN, WORDSWORTH

The Poet and His Poetry in Context

A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR

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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.



From ‘Poems, In Two Volumes’