Lay Waste

“Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers – but like lemmings running headlong to the sea, we are oblivious.” – William Wordsworth.

Wordsworth chronicles his spiritual life, his views on his craft and place in the world in his scribe and as a result ushered in a birth of a new genre of poetry.

A sonorous sympathy for the life, troubles and speech of the ‘common man’ have proved to be of intense prominence to Wordsworth’s work. His passion on the need for ‘common speech’ within poems and contention against the hierarchy of the period which valued epic poetry above the lyric, eventually launched the Romantic Age in English literature. I trust his words inspires you to take action so that you may live out your dreams and the vision of a new genre of living.

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