William Wordsworth - There Was A Time

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William Wordsworth - There Was A Time - Ode: Intimations Of Immortality - First Stanza - Read by Michael Sheen

There Was A Time
First Stanza
Ode: Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood
by William Wordsworth (1770--1850)

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore; —
Turn wheresoe'er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.

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