William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Apr. 7, 1770 - Apr. 23, 1850


Lucy (A slumber did my spirit seal...)

V. A slumber did my spirit seal ...

by William Wordsworth

A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.

Notes to the poem:

Written in Germany in 1799.
First published in 1800.


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