The tables turned by William Wordsworth written in 1798. The poem's main message is that one can learn more from nature than from a book. The poem does not deny the importance of books but it only indicates that excess of anything, in this case, excessive reading, can be harmful. As human beings we take a lot of things for granted and I personally know that before reading this poem being book-smart was definitely something important in my life. However, William Wordsworth as a romantic poet opens our eyes and embraces nature as the best teacher.
“Come forth into the light let nature be your teacher”. The natural world now embraces all of me and I embrace all of it.
I believe my second poem sleeping in the forest by Mary Oliver was almost written as an aftermath of excepting nature into your life although it was written in 1978 much after the end of the romantic period it feels as though the poem was written by the person William was talking to. This poem showed me that nature is so much like us in the way that we are always changing and always active. “All night I heard the small kingdoms breathing around me, the insect, and the birds who do their work in the darkness. These two poems connect perfectly and have taught me that spending time in nature and embracing it can show you something deeper and more meaningful