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Strange Fits of Passion I Have Known

presentation of Wordsworth's poem

Antonia Tootill

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of Strange Fits of Passion I Have Known

'Strange Fits Of Passion I have Known' Strange fits of passion I have known, And I will dare to tell, But in the lover's ear alone, I to her cottage bent my way, Beneath the evening moon, Upon the moon I fixed my eye All over the wide lea; My horse trudged on, and we drew nigh Those paths so dear to me. And now we reached the orchard plot, And as we climbed the hill, Towards the roof of Lucy's cot The moon descended still. In one of those sweets dreams I slept, Kind nature's gentlest boon! And, all the while, my eyes I kept On the descending moon. My horse moved on; hoof after hoof He raised and never stopped: When down behind the cottage roof At once the planet dropped. What fond and wayward thoughts will slide Into a Lover's head - 'Oh mercy!' to myself i cried 'If Lucy should be dead!' What once to me befel, When she i loved was strong and gay And like a rose in June,
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