Relationships

The Poetry

Wordsworth was not living and working in isolation; his friends and family were an important source of support and inspiration.

Of his sister Dorothy, he wrote, ‘She gave me eyes, she gave me ears’, and, by his own admission, the best two lines in the poem ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ were by his wife Mary.

Some key poems

Home at Grasmere

She was a Phantom of Delight

The Sparrow's Nest

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.

More about the poetry

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