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Poem by William Wordsworth


The River Duddon (WHENCE that low voice?)


WHENCE that low voice? A whisper from the heart,
That told of days long past, when here I roved
With friends and kindred tenderly beloved;
Some who had early mandates to depart,
Yet are allowed to steal my path athwart
By Duddons side; once more do we unite,
Once more beneath the kind earths tranquil light,
And smothered joys into new being start.
From her unworthy seat, the cloudy stall
Of time, breaks forth triumphant Memory;
Her glistening tresses bound, yet light and free
As golden locks of birch, that rise and fall
On gales that breathe too gently to recall
Aught of the fading years inclemency!



William Wordsworth

Poem Themes: Duddon, Rivers, Rivers of England

William Wordsworth's other poems:
  1. Oxford, May 30, 1820
  2. Lowther
  3. Yarrow Revisited
  4. Mosgiel Farm
  5. The River Duddon (FROM this deep chasm, where quivering sunbeams play)


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