Today I am going to give a brief biography of William Wordsworth and then a summary of the poem will be presented.
William Wordsworth was born in April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. At the age of 13 he was an orphan , yet he did well in his school and later joined Cambridge University and graduated from there. On a trip to France he fell in love with Annette Vallon, who became pregnant. But later a declaration of war between England and France separated the two. In 1795 he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge; both of them became friends and later worked on “Lyrical Ballads” together. In 1802 there was a temporary lull in the war which meant he could see Annette and their daughter, Caroline. But he again had to return back due to limited funds. Later that year he got married. In 1843 Wordsworth was appointed as the Poet Laureate (official poet of a country) . He died on April 23, 1850.
In this poem , the Poet shows his anger towards us greedy , unsatisfied humans. When he says ” is too much with us” , he means that we have received so much from the nature that we are not able to handle it properly. Bestowed upon us was a huge ore of resources by mother nature and that is the reason we don’t know how to appreciate it. At the end he says he wants to be raised as a pagan so that he is able to love and worship the nature and Gods related to it.
She walked past him without calling him back. He was the most handsome person for her once, but now she could only see him as an average man, for whom she bore no feelings.
For her he was just any other man from the crowd.
Is it the smile or the smirk?
The eyes or brows’ arch,
You just made a mark,
Forever in my heart.
“So will you be doing that “? she asked him
“Do what “? he asked her while turning a page of their old wedding album .
“Did you even listen to anything I said”? she enquired with a scowl
“Umm…Actually no”, he replied like a kid caught with a candy.
“Then what were you doing while I was ranting the list “, she asked him almost fuming now.
He knew how to calm her, “I was just trying to understand, how a woman could look so beautiful and yet retain for the past 40 years”.
A smile slowly crept up her lips and she gave a small peck on his cheek.
“Care to tell me , when is your birthday”? he asked while skimming the jeans’ which had been showcased in the women’s section.
“Day after tomorrow”, she replied and then after a pause” But why are you asking ? You wouldn’t be able to attend it right”?
“Ah this one “, he exclaimed finding the right one for her “What happened”? she asked , concerned for him.
“Uh well I am buying vegetables”, he said to cover ” Now, to answer your previous question, yes I will attend”.
” But I will be able to “, she cut him off ” do it alone “, he completed for her.
” I know you can do it, but behind that facade of a strong woman , there’s a little girl ” , he could hear her sigh ” who , my dear, wants someone to hold her hand while she cuts her cake, to sing a birthday song for her”, he said while passing the jeans along with other goods to the woman standing in the counter section ” And I want to be that someone”, he could imagine her smile. 😊
“What’s on the menu today “? he asked her while grabbing an apple from the fruit basket.
“Well I am not sure,” she replied walking towards the fridge ,” let’s check out the ingredients first”.
He couldn’t help but smile and shake his head, ” darling are you ever sure of anything”? he asked casually, helping her with chopping onions.
“Yes”, she turned to look at him “I am and will always be sure of being with you “.
“It must have been serendipity, that we met ,” he told “I wasn’t sure whether you will stay”?
“But you still had a strong belief on us”, she replied as he tucked a Pansy on her Grey hair.
Sometimes I turn up to be so busy, that one moment I remember I’m missing her and the next , I have tasks to complete. Is it proper that I didn’t shed tears while mourning or is it good enough for me to shed them now? I don’t know either will help me stop avoid that feeling of emptiness some where.But as life goes on the next moment may I will reach some where, she thought I should be.
“He is not the one for you” , her grandmother told her while opening door for her.
She could feel her temper rising, ” How can you say that ?”
The old lady took a seat next to her ” Tell me, did he ever try to surprise you?,
Is he possessive ?
Does he value your presence?”
Her mind bell rang a big NO .
She knew he was not the perfect guy for her,
yet she wanted him back because they would be happy together.