William Wordsworth Bio: The Quietude and Power of a Life Simply Lived

 

In defiance of those who preferred sophistication over instinct and emotion, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) helped the Romantic revolution take flight. He championed the fundamental democracy of poetics and believed that the artist’s task was to delight and inspire the widest audience by celebrating nature.

His was a mind and a nature well suited to evoke the quietude and power of a life simply lived. Wordsworth was educated at Cambridge but cared little about formal education, lofty diction, fashion or pretense. In his view, “The Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time.”

Wordsworth Letter Recreated on a Journal Cover

Paperblanks’ Wordsworth, Letter Quoting “Daffodils” journal cover celebrates Wordsworth with an excerpt of a letter written from his home, Dove Cottage, to his friends, defending his work and quoting  lines from his now most famous “Daffodils” poem (“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”):

…Beneath the trees
Ten thousand dancing in the breeze.
The waves beside them danced but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee…

This book is available in two formats: Ultra and Mini.

Paperblanks’ Embellished Manuscripts Collection

To inspire the writer, these unique writing journals portray the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time. These reproductions of excerpts from original manuscripts, letters, scores and drawings provide a glimpse into the creative process of figures such as William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud and Vincent van Gogh.

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