Ten Poems about Walking

Description

 

There seems to be a natural connection between walking and poetry. For Wordsworth, the regular rhythm of walking was a stimulus to writing, and he said that “nine-tenths of my verses have been poured out in the open air.”

 

This beautiful mini-anthology contains Wordsworth’s heart-stopping ‘Old Man Travelling’ alongside contemporary poems that capture the delights of a walk with a dear friend and of walking in solitude.

 

One by one then as a whole, these poems remind us that being on foot is one of the best ways of experiencing the world:

 

“Sole self I bedded down close as I could
To listen: lapping, birdlife homing, settling …”

from ‘Lake’ by David Constantine,

Sasha Dugdale is an award-winning poet and translator – and a keen walker.

Ten Poems about Walking

SKU: 99907
£5.50Price