The great poets give body to soul of the language.
T. S. Eliot
There is no longer any common audience for poetry. And yet there abound a great many practicing poets, publishing in the small magazines, in the literary quarterlies, and in the m [...]
The testimony is a familiar one of certain major figures of the 19th century who found in Wordsworth's poetry a saving antidote to their crises of faith. Familiar, too, is Wordsworth's own crisis of belief and his recovery among the Cumberland hills [...]