Sir Andrew Motion reads William Wordsworth's She Dwelt Among The Untrodden Ways - London 4 July 2012
She Dwelt Among The Untrodden Ways
by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:
A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and oh,
The difference to me!