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Wordsworth, William - Like the voice through earth and sky by the restless cuckoo sent

Identifier

001887

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Major Works – William Wordsworth

Like the voice through earth and sky
By the restless cuckoo sent;
Like her ordinary cry,
Like – but oh how different

Hears not also mortal life?
Hear not we, unthinking creatures.
Slaves of folly, love or strife,
Voices of two different natures?

Have not we too?  Yes we have
Answers, and we know not whence;
Echoes from beyond the grave
Recognised intelligence?

Such within ourselves we hear
Oft times, ours though sent from far;
Listen, ponder, hold them dear;
For of God, of God they are!

The source of the experience

Wordsworth, William

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Higher spirit
Soul

Symbols

Cuckoo

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Grief
Loneliness and isolation
Stress

Commonsteps

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