Sunday, December 19, 2010

Poetry for Your Reading Pleasure: Dorothy Wordsworth

from Loving and Liking: Irregular Verses Addressed to a Child - by Dorothy Wordsworth

  Long may you love your pensioner mouse,
Though one of a tribe that torment the house:
Nor dislike for her cruel sport the cat
Deadly foe both of mouse and rat;
Remember she follows the law of her kind,
And Instinct is neither wayward nor blind.
Then think of her beautiful gliding form,
Her tread that would scarcely crush a worm,
And her soothing song by the winter fire,
Soft as the dying throb of the lyre.
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Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855) was the sister of the better-known major Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Her poems were not published in her lifetime. The majority of her writing focused on nature, and her works include various journals and travelogues.

I hope you have enjoy this week's poem. The countdown to Christmas is here! Wishing you the best as you prepare for your holiday celebrations. Season's Greetings from PrettyGonzo!

3 comments:

Bridget said...

I like this poem m also happen to be a cat lover. Very interesting about her family history!

Bridget said...

I like this poem I also happen to be a cat lover. Very interesting about her family history!

PrettyGonzo said...

So happy that you enjoyed it!