Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

William Wordsworth, read by Adam Foulds


Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

William Wordsworth, read by Adam Foulds


Poem introduction

This poem offers the city as landscape, reconnects the city to the landscape and the sky. The power that Wordsworth typically feels in the natural world, in this urban world, is human and asleep. It is as though the solitary poet at dawn, is a receiver and transmitter for the subconscious of the city. Undistracted by busy, conscious activity the city is in touch with a deeper sense of presence and being.

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