“Late and soon”, then and now, any which way you look at it, in many parts of the world, technology is taking precedence over connection to nature (which sustains us behind the facade of technology). Wordsworth noted this back around 1802 when he wrote this sonnet criticizing the world that was evolving as a result of the First Industrial Revolution. He feared the absorption in materialism and the subsequent distancing from nature. Wordsworth’s poem emphasizes what is lost through this disconnect.
by William Wordsworth