Nature Inspirations for July 2019 include: Nature Poem: Summer Vacation, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Nature Music Piece: Water Music, Handel

 

 

Nature Poem

Summer Vacation

From The Prelude, Book Fourth, Lines 1-11

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

 

Bright was the summer's noon when quickening steps 

Followed each other till a dreary moor

Was crossed, a bare ridge clomb, upon whose top

Standing alone, as from a rampart's edge,

I overlooked the bed of Windermere,

Like a vast river, stretching in the sun.

With exultation, at my feet I saw

Lake, islands, promontories, gleaming bays,

A universe of Nature's fairest forms

Proudly revealed with instantaneous burst,

Magnificent, and beautiful, and gay.

 

 

Nature Music Piece

Water Music

Handel