Among All Lovely Things My Love Had Been

AMONG all lovely things my Love had been;
Had noted well the stars, all flowers that grew
About her home; but she had never seen
A glow-worm, never one, and this I knew.

While riding near her home one stormy night
A single glow-worm did I chance to espy;
I gave a fervent welcome to the sight,
And from my horse I leapt; great joy had I.

Upon a leaf the glow-worm did I lay,
To bear it with me through the stormy night:
And, as before, it shone without dismay;
Albeit putting forth a fainter light.

When to the dwelling of my Love I came,
I went into the orchard quietly;
And left the glow-worm, blessing it by name,
Laid safely by itself, beneath a tree.

The whole next day, I hoped, and hoped with fear;
At night the glow-worm shone beneath the tree;
I led my Lucy to the spot, 'Look here,'
Oh! joy it was for her, and joy for me!

by William Wordsworth

Comments (13)

My dear poet my heart's joy...
The happiness of our loved one is also our happiness....Sir Wordsworth had vividly conveyed that message in this timeless piece....and be able to show that lovely things need not to be great, some are packed in small packages and give same happiness. Great Poem Of The Day!
I hadn’t seen this one before. Just love the cekebration and enjoyment of such a simple thing in nature, and the importance of sharing. My kind of poem!
About her home! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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