William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

About William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was an English poet who helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be "The Prelude," a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years. Wordsworth was Britain's poet laureate from 1843 until his death.

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

By |2015-06-05T13:40:12-06:00June 21st, 2015|Categories: Poetry|

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in [...]

Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

By |2015-04-15T10:22:50-06:00April 19th, 2015|Categories: Poetry|

Five years have past; five summers, with the length Of five long winters! and again I hear These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs With a soft inland murmur. Once again Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, That on a wild secluded scene impress Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect The landscape [...]

A Character

By |2019-04-02T15:23:47-06:00March 29th, 2015|Categories: Nature, Poetry|

I marvel how Nature could ever find space For so many strange contrasts in one human face: There’s thought and no thought, and there’s paleness and bloom And bustle and sluggishness, pleasure and gloom. There’s weakness, and strength both redundant and vain; Such strength as, if ever affliction and pain Could pierce through a [...]