I yearn towards some philosophic song of truth 
                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                       William Wordsworth (The Prelude)

Poetry is the most philosophic of all writing.
William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads 

Living in the Light of Infinitude


To reveal the essence of life in the light of infinitude. That was the high ambition of William Wordsworth and S.T. Coleridge in the heyday of their poetry. In their best poems, both friends take the familiar and commonplace to a higher expression, lending the world a new glistening appearance. In this William's sister Dorothy played a crucial role. It was she who taught them to really look and listen to reality’s manifestations; who opened their eyes to the wonders of the everyday.


I yearn towards some philosophic song
Of truth that cherises our daily life
With meditations passionate from deep
Recesses in man's heart.


William Wordsworth




We were enclosed by hills all round. It was an entire solitude; and all that we beheld was the perfection of loveliness and beauty.                        


Dorothy Wordsworth




My mind feels as if it ached to behold and know something great - something one and indivisible.



S.T. Coleridge


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