“The World is too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth is one of my favourite poems of all time! Maybe because I heard and took it to heart as a child, I find that every time I feel harried and stressed or even confused, it comes to mind! And just the first two lines remind me to put things in perspective! They remind me that, what feels like an unending situation, will end! That nothing is new under the sun and that this situation too shall soon pass! That it’s not all about the hustle, bustle or the next thing I want! That I am a human being not a human “doing”, so I should enjoy just “be-ing”! It is because of this that when I get into Lekki Phase 1 for anything, I take the longer scenic route and park by the bridge to just give myself a free gift of beauty! And take a deep unhurried breath! Today, the view was breath-taking, see the picture above! And so I thought of you, and wanted to share it and my favourite poem with you! Enjoy:
The World is too Much With Us- William Wordsworth
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.
Thank you so much for reading! Don’t forget to be completely awesome and outstanding this week!