I liked this expansive moon-scape and the detail of Wordworth keeping his curtains open to see it.

‘The moon shone upon the water below Silver-how, & above it hung, combining with Silver how on one side, a Bowl-shaped moon the curve downwards – the white fields, glittering Roof of Thomas Ashburner’s house, the dark yew tree, the white fields – gay & beautiful.  Wm lay with his curtains open that he might see it.’  Saturday 12 December 1801.

 

Source: Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals, ed. and introduction by Pamela Woof (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008 (2002)), p. 48

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