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William Wordsworth: My heart leaps up


My heart leaps up

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

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.