Ten Poems by The Romantics

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With an Introduction by Catherine Kay, Education Officer at The Wordsworth Trust, Ten Poems by The Romantics covers a lot of ground in a short space (not quite William Blake’s “a world in a grain of sand” but something along those lines).  The Romantics shared a passionate belief in the transforming power of the imagination and a related faith in the human spirit.  The poems in this selection introduce the reader to the ideas and themes of Romantic poetry, and also to its beauty and music.

Contents:
William Blake, ‘A Poison Tree’
George Gordon (Lord) Byron, ‘She walks in Beauty’
William Wordsworth,  ‘The Solitary Reaper’ and ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ‘Frost at Midnight’
Charlotte Smith, ‘To Melancholy’
John Keats, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’
Felicia Hemans, ‘Casabianca’
Dorothy Wordsworth, from ‘Grasmere – a Fragment’
Percy Bysshe Shelley, ‘Ozymandias’

A house without books is like a
room without windows.
Heinrich Mann