My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So it was when my life began;
So it is 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.
26 March 1802
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I am totally stealing this bc someone challenged me to a poetry thing on Facebook. I usually don’t accept such challenges but it’s a bestie so I’ll play along.
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It’s been off copyright for about 200 years, so I’m sure Wordsworth won’t complain!