From The Dark Chambers Of Dejection Freed

William Wordsworth 1770 (Wordsworth House) – 1850 (Cumberland)



FROM the dark chambers of dejection freed,
Spurning the unprofitable yoke of care,
Rise, GILLIES, rise; the gales of youth shall bear
Thy genius forward like a winged steed.
Though bold Bellerophon (so Jove decreed
In wrath) fell headlong from the fields of air,
Yet a rich guerdon waits on minds that dare,
If aught be in them of immortal seed,
And reason govern that audacious flight
Which heavenward they direct.--Then droop not thou,
Erroneously renewing a sad vow
In the low dell 'mid Roslin's faded grove:
A cheerful life is what the Muses love,
A soaring spirit is their prime delight.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABBAABBACDDEFC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 588
Words 105
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

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