My Heart Leaps Up

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.

by William Wordsworth

Comments (7)

Nice poem
I have read thies poem in my childhood, again read today same flavour.
antique example of epigram the poet presents. 'the child is father of the man.'
Simple innocence. Simply evergreen. The simplest things in nature last the longest. So is this poem. What a great poem. Wordsworth's poems are worth the word.
I first heard this poem in the film, Control, and I've loved it ever since.
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