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The Ladies of Llangollen

Wordsworth knew them, the first time he met the ladies was in the garden at Plas Newydd.  Their maid showed him through the house and out into the garden where he found them standing arm-in-arm before a luxuriant spread of … Continue reading

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The Castle of the Raven King

‘Relic of Kings! Wreck of forgotten wars, To winds abandoned and the prying stars.’ William Wordsworth, 1824 He keeps calling this a thin place which, to be honest, I find a little presumptuous. It’s true that a soon as we … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Stream

  You dreamed of this island and I wanted to buy you the book Remember? You said it was too much.   The river sweeps past Hilbre’s rocks carrying the silt of Berwyn Hills out into the Celtic sea.   … Continue reading

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