William Wordsworth brought the rainbow into peoples lives. By changing the edge that English Literature and poetry had on the common man, he molded poetic verses into lyrical ballads, touching their emotions to let colloquial poetry flow..A rustic charm that a landmark English Romantic movement with fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge saw the renaissance of spontaneous poetry which William called "experimental".
Words worth more than a pot of gold
As rustic bards of wisdom unfold
A prismatic arc beckons dreams
Treading chimerical pathways of
A rainbow that delights the eye
Even as life goes on and gets old
A Prelude to shining vagaries
Unfolding on varnished empyrean
Enveloping a boundless cosmos
Entwining generations in
Races and colors of humanity
As children become The Magnum Opus
Of future creation, tomorrow's optimism
Bound by principles and ethics of souls
Passed on for eternity
Fitting into the mind of the world.
The above free verse is inspired by William Wordsworth's "The Rainbow" and "The Prospectus"