Song Lyric Sunday ~ Wordsworth’s Lucy by Divine Comedy

September 2016

I just rediscovered this post (and the song) and decided it has to take part in Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday

September 2011

Wordsworth’s “Lucy” is one of the most divine poems I have ever read. I heard it first in Divine Comedy’s Song which is only a part of the whole poem but it just touched my heart.

Please enjoy: Lucy by Divine Comedy

Lyrics via Metrolyrics

I traveled among unknown men
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor, England did I know till then
What love I bore to thee.

‘Tis past, that melancholy dream!
Nor will I quit thy shore
A second time; for I still seem
To love thee more and more.

Among thy mountains did I feel
The joy of my desire;
And she I cherished turned her wheel
Beside an English fire.

By mornings showed, by nights concealed
The bowers where Lucy played;
And thine too is the last green field
That Lucy’s eye surveyed.

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:

A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.

She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave and, oh
The difference to me

A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears.
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly eyes.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.

Read more: Divine Comedy – Lucy Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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This post takes part in Helen’s wonderful “Song Lyric Sunday”. I am a bit naughty and do not follow her prompts but I hope you like my contribution anyway. Here you can find her latest “Song Lyric Sunday” posts and other bloggers songs.

Here are Helen’s suggestions for taking part in Song Lyric Sunday:

Please feel free to join Song Lyric Sunday with one of your own.  We love sharing music!

Here are the “rules”:

  1. Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  2. I’ve started including who wrote the song. (I think it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due)
  3. Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  4. Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  5. Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  6. Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process
  7. Check out the new badge for Song Lyric Sunday!  Feel free to start using it in your posts or add it to your site to show you are participating.
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3 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday ~ Wordsworth’s Lucy by Divine Comedy

  1. Reblogged this on Phoenix's Poetry & Stories and commented:
    I have asked the question “What keeps your creativity healthy” in my other blog and one thing that works for me is music as well as poetry. This entry from last year combines both and is about one of the finest poems by Wordsworth

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