What are the sad thoughts that come to poet's mind in "Lines Written in Early Spring" by William Wordsworth?

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As the speaker sits in nature, he becomes intricately linked to the spirit of all it links together. Through this connection, he is suddenly grieved to "think / What man has made of man."

In this poem, birds playfully hop. Twigs joyfully spread out. Flowers seem to enjoy the thrill...

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As the speaker sits in nature, he becomes intricately linked to the spirit of all it links together. Through this connection, he is suddenly grieved to "think / What man has made of man."

In this poem, birds playfully hop. Twigs joyfully spread out. Flowers seem to enjoy the thrill of being alive. Yet in the midst of all the beauty, a beauty which surrounds not just him but all of his fellow mankind, the speaker sees that mankind has destroyed itself. Hate, war, genocides, murder, slander, and distrust are but a few of the ways that mankind engages with other members of the human population. How can man be part of this deep and beautiful connection to nature when he is capable of so much destruction and ugliness?

Nature has within itself the power to heal the speaker's soul and thus all of mankind's as well. However, the speaker's thoughts remain dejected, imprisoned in the reality of the misery of the human experience.

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