Poems by Themes Х
Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems
Poem by William Wordsworth
Roman Antiquities Discovered at Bishopstone, Herefordshire
WHILE poring antiquarians search the ground Upturned with curious pains, the bard, a seer, Takes fire,Чthe men that have been reappear; Romans for travel girt, for business gowned; And some recline on couches, myrtle-crowned, In festal glee: why not? For fresh and clear, As if its hues were of the passing year, Dawns this time-buried pavement. From that mound Hoards may come forth of Trajans, Maximins, Shrunk into coins with all their warlike toil; Or a fierce impress issues with its foil Of tenderness,Чthe wolf, whose suckling twins The unlettered ploughboy pities when he wins The casual treasure from the furrowed soil.
William Wordsworth's other poems:
English Poetry. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org