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Poem by William Wordsworth


On Seeing a Tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm


When haughty expectations prostrate lie,
And grandeur crouches like a guilty thing,
Oft shall the lowly weak, till nature bring
Mature release, in fair society
Survive, and Fortune's utmost anger try;
Like these frail snowdrops that together cling,
And nod their helmets, smitten by the wing
Of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by.
Observe the faithful flowers! if small to great
May lead the thoughts, thus struggling used to stand
The Emathian phalanx, nobly obstinate;
And so the bright immoral Theban band,
Whom onset, fiercely urged at Jove's command,
Might overwhelm, but could not separate! 



William Wordsworth


William Wordsworth's other poems:
  1. HartТs-Horn Tree, near Penrith
  2. Monument of Mrs. Howard
  3. The Glen of Loch Etive
  4. The Wishing-gate
  5. Gordale


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