Poet William Wordsworth

English poet (B:1770-04-07 - D:1850-04-23)

Poems Comments

When I Have Borne In Memory

WHEN I have borne in memory what has tamed
Great Nations, how ennobling thoughts depart
When men change swords for ledgers, and desert
The student's bower for gold, some fears unnamed
I had, my Country!--am I to be blamed?
Now, when I think of thee, and what thou art,
Verily, in the bottom of my heart,
Of those unfilial fears I am ashamed.
For dearly must we prize thee; we who find
In thee a bulwark for the cause of men:
And I by my affection was beguiled:
What wonder if a Poet now and then,
Among the many movements of his mind,
Felt for thee as a lover or a child!



Poem topics: , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add When I Have Borne In Memory poem to your favorites

Add Poet William Wordsworth to your favorites

Popular Poets

Jeanne Robert Foster (1 poems)
Charles Harper Webb (5 poems)
George Santayana (6 poems)
Helen Hunt Jackson (4 poems)
Charles Lamb (3 poems)
Caroline Southey (2 poems)
Roderic Quinn (2 poems)
Dame Edith Sitwell (10 poems)
(0 poems)
Edgar Allan Poe (62 poems)

Popular Poems

The Wooing Of Gheezis, by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Sonnet 14: Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck, by William Shakespeare
Just Like A Man, by Edgar Albert Guest
Once More—To Gloriana, by Vachel Lindsay
The Cruise Of The Galleon, by Bliss Carman
Downward, Through The Blooming Roofage, by Charles Harpur
Asleep! O Sleep A Little While, White Pearl!, by John Keats
The Radiant Christ, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Tempora Mutantur, by Ambrose Bierce
Psalm V, by George Herbert