I yearn towards some philosophic song of truth
William Wordsworth (The Prelude)
Poetry is the most philosophic of all writing.
William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads
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.