Today’s Poem ~ My Heart Leaps Up

My heart Leaps Up

William Wadsworth

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.



  1. My head spins round and round on high
    As I command this drunken flight
    But once, long ago, I too would sigh
    At rainbows in the sky’s delight

    Yet now I am a pilot, inebriated
    No longer just a dreaming youth
    My life is filled with joys that are debated
    As I soar through the clouds, uncouth

    But even as I stumble through the air
    I cannot help but feel a sense of cheer
    For though I am a man now, impaired
    The child in me is still very near

    So let me fly, despite my state
    For in this moment, I am free
    And when I grow old, let me relate
    The tales of my wild youth, with glee

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