A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal

A slumber did my spirit seal
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

by William Wordsworth Click to read full poem

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Nice poem
To me, this is one of the most wonderful poems I've ever read
Amazing beauty expressed through brevity.
William Amazing poetic skills here
'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.' Wordsworth realised our integration and resurrection through nature a long time before it became scientific knowledge.
another year waiting for the scar to go away
This poem is essentially an expression of the way that the poet suddenly realizes the humanity and reality of a close friend of his, a realization that is brought about by her death. This poem is only eight lines, and a result of this is an incredible density of information. Every nuance of the poem is near vital for the expression of the concerns of poet, in a number of different ways. The way that the poet thought about his friend is established in the first quatrain.