ON THE SOUTH DOWNS - William Wordsworth Poems

 
 

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ON THE SOUTH DOWNS

    Light falls the rain
    On link and laine,
After the burning day;
    And the bright scene,
    Blue, gold, and green,
Is blotted out in gray.

    Not so will part
    The glowing heart
With sunny hours gone by;
    On cliff and hill
    There lingers still
A light that cannot die.

    Like a gold crown
    Gorse decks the Down,
All sapphire lies the sea;
    And incense sweet
    Springs as our feet
Tread light the thymy lea.

    Fade, vision bright!
    Fall rain, fall night!
Forget, gray world, thy green!
    For us, nor thee,
    Can all days be
As though this had not been!