He laid us as we lay at birth
On the cool flowery lap of earth."
In Wordsworthian poetry the temple of Mother Nature is a constitution of three guiding principles: Solitude, Silence and Loneliness, and his The Solitary Reaper is typically characterized by them which results in a perfect ballad with its simplicity, suggestiveness, pathos and verbal music. Inspired by Wilkinson’s Tour in Scotland the poem is a sweet -melancholic memoirs of tour de Scotland. While poet Wordsworth was touring Scottish highland along with his dear sister Dorothy, he met a reaper girl in her spontaneous moods. Such of this sweet piece of memory of the highland reaper girl is beautifully exhibited through this poem.
The sweet but melancholic tune of the girl’s song in this secluded and solitary atmosphere is magical and spellbound the mystic nature poet Wordsworth. While the deep valley was filled with this sonorous voice, the poet can not but asks everyone to take a notice of her. In fact, it is a call for us to search for the perfect voice amid nature; an appeal to introspection:
Is overflowing with the sound.”
More welcome notes to weary bands
Of travellers in some shady haunt,
Among Arabian sands:
A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard
In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird,
Breaking the silence of the seas
Among the farthest Hebrides.”
Long after it was heard no more.”