"My Heart Leaps Up"
by William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850)

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.

chocomint chocomint
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1 Response Aug 21, 2014

I never understood "The Child is father of the Man;"

There have been several interpretations to this ... from the simple/basic to the religious to the philosophical.

Enlighten me plz :)