William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Apr. 7, 1770 - Apr. 23, 1850


How Beautiful The Queen Of Night

by William Wordsworth

How beautiful the Queen of Night, on high
Her way pursuing among scattered clouds,
Where, ever and anon, her head she shrouds
Hidden from view in dense obscurity.
But look, and to the watchful eye
A brightening edge will indicate that soon
We shall behold the struggling Moon
Break forth, -- again to walk the clear blue sky.

Notes to the poem:

Written in 1846.
First published in 1850.


The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth
Copyright 1888
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York
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