Tag Archives: Williams Wordsworth

Angel Infancy

Henry Vaughan’s “The Retreat” believes that children have a special connection with eternity.

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Earth Hath Nothing to Show More Fair

An early morning bicycle ride in Madison reminded me of Wordsworth’s “Composed upon Westminster Bridge.”

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My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold Grandchildren

My heart leapt up Wordsworth style when playing with my grandchildren these past two weekends.

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My Grandson, a “Best Philosopher”

Having grandchildren has changed my perspective on Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality.”

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The Restorative Power of Daffodils

Daffodils have been breaking out all over.  St. Mary’s City has a little ravine that we refer to as “Daffodil Gulch,” and the flowers this year have been spectacular.  Daffodil Gulch borders St. Mary’s River, and if one visits it on a sunny day and then looks beyond to the sparkling waters, one cannot help […]

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Rolled Round with Rocks, Stones and Trees

William Wordsworth        One day Robinson Crusoe, the next William Blake, the next William Wordsworth.  Thanks to four or five classes cancelled due to snow, my Introduction to Literature class is careening through the 18th and early 19th centuries.  But we still had time to stop and contemplate Wordsworth’s wondrous lyric “A slumber did my spirit […]

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