10 of the Best William Wordsworth Poems Everyone Should Read

For many a day now i do declare,
I have searched for writing Oh so fair
but now these pages do impart
such wonderful aural works of art.
A masterful selection.

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The best Wordsworth poems

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) became an institution. Almost literally, in fact: he came to embody the starting-point of English Romanticism through his early collaboration with Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Lyrical Ballads (1798) and his famous preface, published two years later in the second edition, calling for poetry which uses direct, natural human speech rather than overly ornate language and diction. In 1843 he became the UK Poet Laureate, and wrote barely a word more. But in his lifetime he wrote a great amount of poetry, in various forms and modes. Below are ten of Wordsworth’s very best poems, with a little bit about them.

Composed upon Westminster Bridge. This sonnet, written in 1802, praises the beauty of London in the early morning light, as the poet stands on Westminster Bridge admiring the surrounding buildings.

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