In the end part, the sestet is where the solution of the problem is found. The solution to all this devastation and materialism is dramatic and unrealistic, yet with a magical whim to it. It is a personal solution to this large problem of the loss of connection with nature. Wordsworth is wishing that he were a pagan, someone with a different view of the world.
“Great God! I’d rather be A pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; sight of Proteus rising from the seal Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn” (9-14).
He wants to have a different vision, so that when he is standing in his quaint meadow he can see things that make him feel at one with the world, things that others cannot see because the others have lost the connection. These things are magical, and unreal, yet he believes that at some point, from some other point of view, these magical things exist. He wants to see ancient gods coming out of the ocean, and Tritus blowing his horn. He wants the nature gods to come and teach people a lesson, be the only thing that can save nature from humans. Wordsworth believed that the magic of nature fades away towards the end of childhood and it is important to retain this connectedness with nature, which is eternally the sense of the sublime. This is similar to Coleridge’s Frost at Midnight because both realize the importance of childhood, and that the bond between a child and nature is extremely important to retain.
The final poet who uses nature as a theme is Christina Rossetti. She lived through the Victorian period of poetry, which was what connected Romanticism and modernism. There was much influence of the Romantics for the Victorian poets. Although Christina Rossetti wrote many poems about love and women, the poem A Green Cornfield is a wonderful example of the importance of the appreciation of nature. The speaker is talking about a beautiful day that...