On The Banks Of A Rocky Stream
by William Wordsworth
Behold an emblem of our human mind
Crowded with thoughts that need a settled home,
Yet, like to eddying balls of foam
Within this whirlpool, they each other chase
Round and round, and neither find
An outlet nor a resting-place!
Stranger, if such disquietude be thine,
Fall on thy knees and sue for help divine.
Notes to the poem:
Written in 1846.
First published in 1849.
Source:The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York