Earth Day Poetry

Happy Earth Day! And Poetry Month!

In the spirit of both of holidays, here is a poem about appreciating the Earth:

"Influence of Nature" by William Wordsworth

Therefore am I still
A lover of the meadows and the woods
And mountains, and of all that we behold
From this green earth; of all the mighty world
Of eye and ear, both what they half create
And what perceive; well pleased to recognize
In nature, and the language of the sense,
The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse,
The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul,
Of all my moral being.

Do you have a favorite nature poem? I am a big fan of Romanticism and transcendentalism, so I will be celebrating Earth Day by appreciating nature as well as having my own personal escape to it. It's a beautiful day here at the BYU Bookstore, and it would be a shame not to go outside and clear my head the way Wordsworth did back in his day.

Have a great day!

-Hillary

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