The Poetry

Nature, in all its forms, was important to Wordsworth, but he rarely used simple descriptions.

Instead his poetry concentrates on the ways in which he responded and related to the world. He used his poetry to look at the relationship between nature and human life, and to explore the belief that nature can have an impact on our emotional and spiritual lives.

Some key poems

Ode: Intimations of Immortality

Tintern Abbey

The Prelude

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
- 'Personal Talk' by William Wordsworth
The Poetry

Wordsworth͛s poetry is synonymous with the unique landscape of the English Lake District.

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The Place

Wordsworth described his new home and the garden surrounding it as 'the loveliest spot that man hath ever found'.

Read more about the place