Upon Westminster Bridge – William Wordsworth: The Poet declares that he has found the most beautiful scene on earth. You did have to be someone with no taste for beauty, no spiritual sense, to pass over the Westminster Bridge that morning without stopping to marvel at the sights.
Upon Westminster Bridge: Year Published in – 1802
Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
About the Poet
William Wordsworth was born to an attorney on the 7th of April in 1770, Wordsworth enjoyed the privilege of having a happy childhood and satisfactory, unlike his many contemporaries and predecessors.
He has 386 published poems. All his poems are enjoyed by readers not only in England but everywhere in the world, including non-native English speaking countries like France and India.