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William Wordsworth

Wilkes County: An Alternative Perspective

Pietros Maneos | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Pietros Maneos

This morning, I had the displeasure of reading Richard Fausset's New York Times essay "Feeling Let Down and Left Behind, With Little Hope for Better."...

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

Jeanne Ball | Posted 04.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jeanne Ball

Interview with author Craig Pearson "There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... ...

Rome Journal: Ruins

Francis Levy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

Tintern Abbey is a famous ruin. Wordsworth's poem, "Tintern Abbey"(1798) reflects the once grand structure's sublimity.

That Time Keats And Wordsworth Were At The Coolest Dinner Party Ever

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home

If you could invite five people, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would you pick? It's a parlor game we've all probably played, and the answers ...

Daily Meditation: Where Wisdom Is

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Ode to the Sonnet

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 06.25.2014 | Home
Evan Gottlieb

One fixed poetic form clearly stands the test of time: the sonnet. Even if you don't read poetry regularly, you probably know the basics: the average sonnet contains only 14 lines, and each line should be written in the same meter.

5 Great Ideas From the Travel Book That Changed My Life

Hunter Styles | Posted 05.17.2014 | Home
Hunter Styles

Not many of my friends have heard of Alain de Botton, the author of trim, thoughtful books like How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Consolations o...

Daily Meditation: Dancing With Daffodils

Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...


Francis Levy | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

Heidegger said that the only way to live an authentic existence is through the awareness of death. By this definition Zadie Smith is living an inauthe...

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #5: At Opposite Ends of the Coffin Route

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

Wordsworth and his brother were walking in the English Lakes in late 1799 with fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge when they came upon the Dove Cottage in Grasmere. Although he lived there for less than a decade, many of the poems he is remembered for were written during those years.

Poems Have a History, But do They Have a Future?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 06.15.2013 | Home
Evan Gottlieb

Certainly, poetry demands a different kind of attention than our other everyday pursuits. To get something meaningful out of a well-written poem, whether from the Renaissance or by one of today's many thought-provoking poets, one must be willing to linger over it, word by word and sentence by sentence.

The Smell of Jasmine, the Calm of the Crowd

Tom Healy | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Tom Healy

Do you know what a jasmine flower looks like? If you close your eyes, can you see it? Can you smell it? It is the ancient smell of calm. The cool beauty of the night.

Three Non-Traditional Poems of Spring

John Lundberg | Posted 05.17.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

Spring officially arrives on Wednesday, a season that has always been seen as a symbol of rebirth and renewal, and the unquestioned darling of poets.

riscilla Gilman on Embracing the Strengths of a Special Needs Child

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Harriet Cabelly

I always saw all the therapies and special support not as a race to fix or cure him, not as tools in an arsenal as if I was fighting a battle against autism, but rather, "I want to get to know my son better, I want to understand him so I can love him better and be a better mother to him."

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

The #1 Reason To Think Twice Before Splitting Up

Beverly Willett | Posted 12.03.2012 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Envision yourself in your child's place if you decide to walk out the front door. And then carry that memory around with you for awhile.

Poetry and the Bottom Line

John Lundberg | Posted 08.12.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

Does poetry have something to teach the business world? Simon Bainbridge, a literature professor at Lancaster University, believes it does.

Tammy Takes Nico to Nihilist Nirvana

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

I never thought Nico would make me feel 14 again. That's exactly what happened last week when I caught Tammy Lang's performance of Chelsea Madchen, a fabulous show in which she eerily reincarnates the Warhol superstar Nico.

Happy Birthday, William Wordsworth!

Carolyn Vega | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Wordsworth's creative process, like his poetry, was more complex than simply recording his natural surroundings.

'Project Runway' And Poetry

The Poetry Foundation | Stephen Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stephen Burt The Poetry Foundation If you follow contemporary poetry but you haven't been following "Project Runway," the popular cable TV show now i...

Free To Be Fully Yourself In 2010

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

I believe we may have much more freedom than we generally realize. As creatures of habit, we tend to get locked in to beliefs, expectations and patterns of behaviour that limit our freedom.

4 Steps To Enrich Your Life

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." Oscar Wilde Educati...

Ranking The Best Poets Ever

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

In 1971, James Dickey wrote a letter listing the top ten living American poets. Slotted in third place behind Ezra Pound and W.H. Auden was...James D...

Where Whiplash Meets Wordsworth

Lindsay Mannering | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Mannering

As a Manhattanite, I sometimes forget what grass looks like, what birds sound like, and what it feels like to drive (but, uh, don't tell that to an un...