Ecocriticism 2: Thinking Like a Child or a Mountain. William Wordsworth vs. Mary Oliver, Aldo Leopold. Review . Different Usages of Nature — incorporation (as background), symbolization, interaction (as background or ‘characters’);
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William Wordsworth vs.
Mary Oliver, Aldo Leopold
boring their deep and mysterious holes
into the curls,
craving the sweet sap,
taking it away
to their dark, underground cities
William Blake “The Sick Rose”
O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy,
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.“Peonies”
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese,
“A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal”
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.
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.“Wild Geese”