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William Wordsworth

Cumberland / England
Tuesday, December 31, 2002

The World Is Too Much With Us; Late And Soon

Rating: 3.1
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune,
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
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Bjpafa Meragente 05 December 2020
Almost all poets, rather, almost Us educated and also Us, uneducated, are fascinated by mythology and its relations with Woman and Man, Emoticons as deceit, envy, passion, rage, revenge, love and suffering... If it was a painting trending, what would mythology be? All those mysteries, all interlaced paths, all being we.
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Dr Antony Theodore 21 November 2020
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! The great Wordsworth
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Suryendu Chaudhury 01 October 2020
The nature is the nature that nature dominates through nature.
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Ramaswamy Gopalakrishnan. 30 September 2020
Wordsworth stands for worthy words.It is a gift of him to possess such a poetical verve to pen beautiful poems based on his philosophical thoughts, eulogising Nature.Every narrative tends to visualise his imagination.He is truly a Great Poet!
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John Agandin 25 October 2019
A great composition of the connection between man and nature. It is impossible not to fall in love with it.
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huge noone 09 October 2018
wat do u mean im 7 bla b l a b l a b l a b l a b l a b l a b l a b l a
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g.munusamy 07 September 2018
Hi, The Great Natural poet in this world, this poem remember in my higher-secondary school days. Play while you Play and Work while you. This is awareness poem all human world.
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Britte Ninad 28 May 2018
really Wordsworth is great natural poet- Little we see in Nature that is ours ...... This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; For this, for everything, we are out of tune,
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amya allen 19 April 2018
The poem opens with a complaint, saying that the world is out of whack and that people are destroying themselves with consumerism (getting and spending) . The world is too much with us sounds odd, and could mean several things. It could mean that the world life in the city, contemporary society – is just too much, as in This is too much for me, and I can't take it anymore. The world might refer to the natural world instead of the city, in which case it would mean that humanity i
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trelyn 20 March 2018
this is a very good poem
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