My Heart Leaps Up

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



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.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 27, 2023

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Scheme ABCCABCDD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 261
Words 63
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

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