Celebrating Poetry in April: 24. A Timid Grace, by Charles Lamb

Good evening, all 🙂 Today's sonnet is by Charles Lamb, another romantic British poet who traveled in the same circle with Wordsworth, Coleridge, and others. His biographer, E.V. Lucas, even dubbed him the "most lovable figure in English literature." Today I share with you Lamb's sonnet, "A Timid Grace Sits Trembling In Her Eye." A … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 24. A Timid Grace, by Charles Lamb

Celebrating Poetry in April: 7. Wordsworth’s Beauteous Evening

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's Day 7 of National Poetry Month. Today's sonnet is from William Wordsworth (yay!). It was written in 1802, and as I explain before I read the sonnet, it celebrates, quietly, the ceaseless existence of beauty in nature, accessible to us even when we are not yet ready to receive it. Enjoy. … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 7. Wordsworth’s Beauteous Evening