Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Postcard 30: Westminster and Wordsworth



We enjoyed the first episode of A Poet's Guide to Britain presented by Owen Sheers (Monday BBC4 8.30pm). Sheers explored the story behind the famous lines ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ by William Wordsworth. He took us on a journey to the Lakes and over to France, demonstrating how pivotal and symbolic the bridge was in terms of spanning the different aspects of Wordsworth's life. Sheers is due to explore the poem 'Wuthering Heights' by Sylvia Plath in the next episode.
  • Advice from Wordsworth to Southey sells for over £8000

7 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

no BBC4 here unfortunately, this did sound like it would be an interesting programme

Susan Richardson said...

I'm looking forward to the Plath programme! Enjoyed seeing Owen Sheers on the Skirrid too - was up there a couple of weeks sgo.

jakill said...

I'm so glad you commented on my blog and brought me here. This is a fantastic blog.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love your photographs of London Caroline. Thanks for the welcome back home from US - it is nice to be back in blogland.

Mary said...

Wow...fantastic photos!

Dr. Marc Latham said...

Nice photos and blog Caroline. Enjoyed that one, and the second on Sylvia Plath more, being in the Moors vicinity.

Have a great week, Marc.

Coastcard said...

“Not all those who wander are lost.” - J. R. R. Tolkien