William Wordsworth: Immortality Ode & 3 Other Poems

William Wordsworth: Immortality Ode, and 3 Other Poems Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 11/4/21: Tonight, I read four of William Wordsworth’s greatest poems. On some days, it’s only rolling along with Wordsworth’s rhymed or unrhymed reminiscences or descriptions of nature, that teaches again what poetry is about, what poetry can do:

  • Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
  • London (1802): “Milton! thou should’st be living at this hour!”
  • St. Paul’s
  • “It was an April morning: fresh and clear” (part 1 on “Poems on the Naming of Places”)

Each of these can be found in the Selected Poems of Wordsworth that I edited, as part of the S4N Pocket Poems series.

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