Weekly travel Theme: Rivers

Thames iv

Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802

by William Wordsworth

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty;
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theaters, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

 

2 comments

  1. I love the ethereal look and feel of this photo. I also love the poem you chose! Looked at the photo, read the poem, looked at the photo again, and read the poem again. Together, they paint a wonderful story. Thanks for the “zen” moment šŸ™‚

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