William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

A Gravestone Upon The Floor In The Cloisters Of Worcester Cathedral


'MISERRIMUS,' and neither name nor date,
Prayer, text, or symbol, graven upon the stone;
Nought but that word assigned to the unknown,
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  • Brian Purdy (1/23/2012 8:30:00 PM)

    This is a short and masterful poem, full of feeling, meet in form to its subject, on a most serious theme. No lover of Wordsworth's usual over-wordy exhalations on gardens, flowers, rustic shepherdesses etc., yet this one speaks clearly and eloquently to more than my ears alone. I won't soon forget it. (Report) Reply

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