English poetry

British Poets Х Biographies Х Poems About Х Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems

Poem by William Wordsworth


To The Supreme Being From The Italian Of Michael Angelo


THE prayers I make will then be sweet indeed
If Thou the spirit give by which I pray:
My unassisted heart is barren clay,
That of its native self can nothing feed:
Of good and pious works thou art the seed,
That quickens only where thou say'st it may:
Unless Thou show to us thine own true way
No man can find it: Father! Thou must lead.
Do Thou, then, breathe those thoughts into my mind
By which such virtue may in me be bred
That in thy holy footsteps I may tread;
The fetters of my tongue do Thou unbind,
That I may have the power to sing of thee,
And sound thy praises everlastingly. 



                      William Wordsworth


William Wordsworth's other poems:
  1. The Faëry Chasm
  2. Character of the Happy Warrior
  3. Most Sweet it is
  4. The Highland Broach
  5. View From The Top Of Black Comb


Poem to print To Print Poem

988 Views



The Last Poems


–ейтинг@Mail.ru

English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru