‘Surprised by Joy’ is a heart-breaking poem written by William Wordsworth when recalling the grief of his daughter, Catherine’s passing. The poem is written in the form of a sonnet, with the first eight lines describing his initial shock and disbelief, and the last six lines expressing his deep sorrow and regret. “Surprised by Joy”Continue reading “Surprised by Joy”
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Celebrating Spring with William Wordsworth
“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” William Wordsworth William Wordsworth is one of the most beloved poets of all time. Born in Cumbria, England in 1870, he lived during the Romantic Period of literature. His love of nature inspired many of his poems, even as the French Revolution influencedContinue reading “Celebrating Spring with William Wordsworth”
Tintern Abbey – On the Banks of the River Wye
It was as I had imagined is would be – a pastoral setting, with a herd of cows in the forefront of the ruins of Tintern Abbey. Founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow in May 1131, Tintern (Welsh – Abaty Tyndyrn) is on the Welsh bank of the River Wye. The Cistercians, known asContinue reading “Tintern Abbey – On the Banks of the River Wye”
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