growth of the poet’s Mind 4 th stage Over Whelmed With Joy of Nature
“oh there is blessing in the gentle breeze”“while the sweet breath of Heaven was blowing on my body, felt within a corresponding mild creative breeze. Longs walks early in the morning. Sitting on rock at dawn. How shall I trace the history, where seek The origin of what I then have felt? 370 Oft in these moments such a holy calm Did overspread my soul, that I forgot That I had bodily eyes, and what I saw Appear’d like something in myself, a dream, A prospect in my mind.
“underline unity in all things in universe”• Sacred tranquillity• Awareness of his bodily entity• Outward object become a part of his spiritual self• Unaware of independent existence• Bodily faculty suspended• Supreme happiness “for in all things now I saw one life, and felt that it was joy”
“interchange” or mysticism• Merging of inner and outer.• Imagination• One with nature• Senses over contemplation• Reality exhibited through nature.
Gratitude to Nature• For nurturing him.• Solace for disturbed and sad hearts.• Spiritual intercourse with nature and God.• Victum to dispair.• If, in my youth, I have been pure in heart, If, mingling with the world, I am content With my own modest pleasures, and have livd, With God and Nature communing, removd From little enmities and low desires, The gift is yoursFaith in human nature....• A more than Roman confidence, a faith That fails not, in all sorrow my support, The blessing of my life, the gift is yours,
Philosophy of faith• His soul merges with nature and then merges with God.• Creed in three (God, Man and nature)• Source of inspiration and knowledge• Greatness of human mind• Mysterious strength from nature• Egotism• Christian humility