Raymond Biswanger Slide Collection
William Wordsworth: 1795
Left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree, Which Stands Near the lake of Esthwaite, on a Desolate Part of the Shore, Commanding a Beautiful Prospect
NAY, Traveller! rest. This lonely Yew-tree stands
Far from all human dwelling: what if here
No sparkling rivulet spread the verdant herb?
What if the bee love not these barren boughs?
Yet, if the wind breathe soft, the curling waves,
That break against the shore, shall lull thy mind
By one soft impulse saved from vacancy.
William Wordsworth (1795)
Yew tree by Esthwaite Water, Hawkshead, Cumbria [24 April 1986]
Site of William Wordsworth's yew tree, Esthwaite Water, Hawkshead, Cumbria [24 April 1986]