'The words are all Dorothy's’: poet Sarah Doyle transforms Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal observations into poetry
Christmas Day this year will mark the 250th anniversary of Dorothy Wordsworth’s birth. The sister of William Wordsworth is perhaps best known for her journal observations about the daffodils they saw while out walking, that “tossed and reeled and danced”, and which contributed to his most famous poem. Poet Sarah Doyle encountered Dorothy’s writings while researching for a PhD, and decided that her journals contained a poetic v...
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