Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth

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Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth am Kindle Over the last few years I have been very unfair to Wordsworth I ve avoided him when possible because many of his poems are overly sentimental and jus

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth am Kindle Over the last few years I have been very unfair to Wordsworth. I’ve avoided him when possible because many of his poems are overly sentimental and just ponder over his conception of nature. However, the more of his poems I read the more complex his ideas become; his words go beyond simple nature admiration, and push into the realms of environmentalist thought. I especially like the idea of humanity’s place on earth in the poem “Brothers.” Wordsworth suggests that we are all mere tourists. Everything he uses in the poem to describe the natural world is associated with the immortal and the enduring whereas humanity is associated with the ever changing. The landscape is littered with objects of human death such as gravestones and old churches. It’s a stark contrast, a reminder that whilst we will be here for a short time the landscape, the natural world, will endure:"These Tourists, heaven preserve us! needs must live A profitable life: some glance along, Rapid and gay, as if the earth were air, And they were butterflies to wheel about Long as the summer lasted: some, as wise, Perched on the forehead of a jutting crag, Pencil in hand and book upon the knee, Will look and scribble, scribble on and look, Until a man might travel twelve stout miles, Or reap an acre of his neighbour's corn." In the poem the natural world is also evocative of memory, an ideal Wordsworth explores much further in his Prelude. Natural scenes trigger thoughts from long ago and remind the observer of a past self, of someone who has since grown and changed. The memories are not always joyful, as they are in “Tintern Abbey.” Some are full of heartache and bring forth feelings of loss and isolation, which in itself is something I’ve not seen much of in Wordsworth. Many of his poems are just full of optimism and simplicity. His exploration of memory is perceptive and powerful here.“For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.” I will always prefer the writing of Percy Shelley, though in here are some absolutely masterful pieces of poetry. Wordsworth clearly helped to shape the poets that came after; his ideas helped to give birth to a new intellectual context that subsequent poets could challenge, revise and expand upon and, dare I say it, even improve. I’m going to be reading through Lyrical Ballads over the next few days, the collection written with the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I’m hoping to find some more good pieces in there too.. Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth s prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late Yarrow Revisited Wordsworth s poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things andSelected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth s prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late Yarrow Revisited Wordsworth s poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things and events As Matthew Arnold notes, Wordsworth s poetry is great because of the extraordinary power with which he feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duties.. The best Book Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth ***Updated on April 29th, see below***I can't help it if my heart doesn't leap with joy with Wordsworth's respectful and magisterial poems. I feel some kind of guilty distance with his realistic and moderated exultation of Nature, his aspirations towards perfection and his Odes full of bucolic and idealized countryside. There are some brilliant stanzas though which show the almost anecdotal wonders of an apparently monotonous life, but still I find them lacking in originality and too self-centered in the soul of the poet, framed in nature, basking in the mutual reflection between the soul and the world; the landscape becoming the revealing image of moral life and religious transcendence. And this recurring need to isolate his artistic self in order to write straight from the soul is not convincing, at least for me. Maybe because he is trying too hard, but he doesn't reach to me the way that other poets do, for example, Robert Frost, who also speaks of the rural life but with an underlying need to return to the origins, which is absent in Wordsworth's poems. "Humility and modest awe, themselves Betray me, serving often for a cloak To a more subtle selfishness; that now Locks every function up in blank reserve, Now dupes me, trusting to an anxious eye" His poems leak with more consciousness than inspiration, his verses being usually nostalgic recollections of a better times, usually during childhood, when the soul is in harmony with the world and experiences are lived intensely and purely. "There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore;- Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen now I can see no more." But somehow, his willingness to elevate his writing to the intellectual knowledge and to democratize the lyrical language creates an artificial rhetoric which diminishes the impact of his words, at least for me. "Ye winds and sounding cataracts! 'tis yours, Ye mountains! thine, O Nature! Thou hast fed My lofty speculations; and in thee, For this uneasy heart of ours, I find A never-failing principle of joy And purest passion." Nevertheless, I have to give him credit for being one of the first English Romantic Poets who will lay the foundations for Byron, Shelley and Keats, and for trying to elevate his meditations towards great poetry. Although not one of my favorites, (I'm aware I'll make a bunch of detractors here), he surely earned the right to be read and re-read again and again. ---UPDATE ON APRIL 29TH----Only for this article I'd give the book another star, interesting thoughts regarding poetry&science. Thanks Cristina for pointing this out.http://www.brainpickings.org/index.ph...
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    William Wordsworth was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads.Wordsworth s masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem to Coleridge Wordsworth was England s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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  • Over the last few years I have been very unfair to Wordsworth I ve avoided him when possible because many of his poems are overly sentimental and just ponder over his conception of nature However, the of his poems I read the complex his ideas become his words go beyond simple nature admiration, and push into the realms of environmentalist thought I especially like the idea of humanity s place on earth in the poem Brothers Wordsworth suggests that we are all mere tourists Everything he uses in [...]


  • Updated on April 29th, see below I can t help it if my heart doesn t leap with joy with Wordsworth s respectful and magisterial poems I feel some kind of guilty distance with his realistic and moderated exultation of Nature, his aspirations towards perfection and his Odes full of bucolic and idealized countryside There are some brilliant stanzas though which show the almost anecdotal wonders of an apparently monotonous life, but still I find them lacking in originality and too self centered in t [...]


  • Conversation with Not while crossing Westminster Bridge earlier this afternoon N Let s get off this bridge and go somewhere where there aren t so many fucking tourists.Me Hey Remember Earth hath not anything to show fair Pause N Than what


  • I read a selection of the poems found in this book Isn t the cover gorgeous I bought this Kindle version, but I wish I could have bought the book Maybe I ll sneak out to Barnes and Noble sometime and try to find it.You know, I appreciate William Wordsworth much now than I did in college I never thought of Wordsworth as one of my favorite poets I like Emily Dickinson and Frost plus others But, I think he might move up a bit on my list of favorites I like the rapturous emotion in his poems, and I [...]


  • Wordsworth is a guilty dislike for me So many poets don t only like him but credit him with their very inspiration as to what poetry is and should be Last summer I endeavored to make peace with Wordsworth once and for all I skipped the juvenelia, and went straight for the young Wordsworth My complaints I can find very quickly many many poems about A man wandering unhappy, ill at ease, or at least lonely he encounters daffodils a leech gatherer nature s primal majesty and whatever was bothering h [...]


  • Tintern AbbeyFive 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 sweet inland murmur Once again Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, Which on a wild secluded scene impress Thoughts of deep seclusion and connect The landscape with the quiet of the sky The day is come when I again repose Here, under this dark syca, and view These plots of cottage ground, these orchard tufts, Which, at this season, w [...]


  • Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth s prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late Yarrow Revisited Wordsworth s poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things and


  • Read this for my club, actually just an assortment of his poetry I love nature, so I enjoyed his perspective My favorite was I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.



  • Like several other romantic poets, William Wordsworth is a paradox In much of his best poetry his aim was to celebrate the changeless things in nature and man Yet writes with a strange boldness and originality that are bracing or unsettling depending upon how willing they we to accept a new kind of poetry With dismay, I see how under appreciated Wordsworth is on GR and the rather snooty reaction to genius If he no longer startles us that is partly because so many later poets have made his strate [...]


  • Hermoso libro, una genial recopilaci n de grandes poemas, muy ntimos, emotivos, musicales, pastorales Historias que conmueven, im genes de paisajes y de quietud rural, momentos del d a y de la naturaleza, paz y tranquilidad, pasados emotivos No todos los poemas me gustaron por igual Pero me ha logrado emocionar, Wordsworth, hasta hacerse querer He dejado este libro en el viejo continente antes de venirme para Argentina, y no tengo los poemas a mano para expresar mi amor por varios de ellos No te [...]



  • That men, least sensitive, see, hear, perceiveAnd cannot choose but feel Yes, if you re going to read Wordsworth you re going to have to stomach stuff like the above I read the entirety of the Prelude over the course of two years At times I could not bear to read another stanza To me, the poem veered wildly between passages of stunning beauty and clarity, longwinded lectures about politics, quaint discourses on Man and the Ideal, and a few others motifs I could distill the situation of the Prelu [...]


  • Anybody with the desire of looking at a sizeable fraction of the state of the English language s existence would be doing themselves a disservice by not reading William Wordsworth I sincerely think that this guy was incapable of a poetic imperfection Though intimidating at times after all, when have a dozen ten page poems not been intimidating , the pleasure of reading one masterpiece after another eventually compensates Plus, Wordsworth is the type of poet best understood when given time to rea [...]


  • Although he s sometimes seen as ultra conventional, ftmp, I think an appropriate musical analog to Wordsworth s work might be the music of Schubert, or, especially, Brahms which I ve continually found to be very cutting edge just beneath the surface of pop accessibility Wordsworth was audacious enough, for example, to write an epic conversation poem, the subject of which was his own mind The Prelude , his masterpiece portions of which are not included in this edition, btw, which sucks several bu [...]


  • Not much to say, his stylish writing and unique view of the main topics in life love, hate, honor, etc is just overwhelming She was a phantom of delightWhen first she gleamed upon my sight A lovely Apparition, sentTo be a moment s ornament Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair Like Twilight s, too, her dusky hair But all things else about her drawnFrom Maytime and the cheerful DawnA dancing Shape, an Image Gay,To haunt, to startle, and waylay I suggest to read Character of the Happy Warrior


  • No niego el talento que tiene William Wordsworth, y el peso que tiene dentro de la poes a inglesa A n as , solo me llevo unos cuantos p rrafos de sus poemas a destacar que me gustaron mucho, pero con su exaltaci n a la naturaleza no logr llegar a sentir conexi n con l en sus palabras, capaz deber a volver a leerlo.


  • A notable writer, like Blake, from the British Romantic Period I feel inept to properly review his work for what it is worth It was a good read to discuss for class, because I was able to understand the pieces on a deeper level He did help the movement to a common language for prose and poetry If the masses can not understand what is being written, why right For that, I commend him.


  • One of my top dozen pre WWII poets in the English language, alongside Shakespeare, Dryden, Keats, Emerson, Wadsworth Longfellow, Whitman, Dickinson, Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Yeats, and Wallace Stevens.


  • I m still not a huge fan of poetry but at least Wordsworth made it a bit enjoyable than Pope I loved The Ruined Cottage and The Brothers, however I did find some of the poems slightly repetitive but I think that might be of an issue with the collection rather than Wordsworth.


  • A very good selection of Wordsworth Lucy Gray is my instant favorite Wordsworth poem His style reminds me of a peaceful countryside I like his narrative poems but only the short ones.







  • As a non English native speaker, it s pretty challenging to read English poetry However, Wordsworth is one of those poets who unfolded the world in his imagery regardless of the language barrier



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