Another line of poetry-in-prose in Dorothy’s journal.  I was struck by the sea described as a basin full to the margin, and turnips being laid alongside the fields and the sea, of equal importance.

‘The sea, like a basin full to the margin; the fresh-ploughed field dark; the turnips of a lively rough green.’  24 February 1798.

See the quote-mosaic review of this enchanting journal by a vibrant, life-loving woman.


Source: Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals, ed. and introduction by Pamela Woof (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008 (2002)), p. 147

Pin It on Pinterest