See Paradise Lost , Book XI . , where Adam points out to Eve the ominous sign of
the Eagle chasing “ two Birds of gayest plume , ” and the gentle Hart and Hind
pursued by their enemy . E 3 The Redbreast and the Butterfly 1807.
Himself he propped , his body , limbs , and face , Upon a long grey Staff of
shaven wood : And , still as I drew near with gentle pace , Upon the margin of that
moorish flood Motionless as a Cloud the Old Man stood ; That heareth not the
... too , who of gentle mood Had watched all gentle motions , and to these Had
fitted their own thoughts , schemers more mild , And in the region of their peaceful
selves ; — Now was it that both found , the Meek and Lofty Did both find helpers ...
The godly book was in his handAnd , on the page more black than coal ,
Appeared , set forth in strange array , : A word - - which to his dying day
Perplexed the good man ' s gentle soul . The ghostly word , which thus was
framed , Did never ...
His nerves , his sinews seemed to melt ; Through all his iron frame was felt A
gentle , a relaxing power ! Each fibre of his frame was weak ; Weak all the animal
within ; But , in its helplessness , grew mild And gentle as an infant child , An
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My favorite is "Solitary Reaper". When I first read it, I fell in love with the poem. It's like Wordsworth wrote it for me only.
I always feel understood and totally embraced everytime I read this poem and walk away with a full heart.