Dorothy Wordsworth is masterful and joyful in her description of detailed beauty, and it seems many of her journal entries informed her brother’s poems. Her journals are a delight to read, compellingly fresh and immediate, and full of love of life.

‘There were high slow-travelling Clouds in the sky that threw large Masses of Shade upon some of the Mountains.’  Wednesday 17th March 1802.

Source: Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals, ed. and introduction by Pamela Woof (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008 (2002)), p. 80

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