Support the Society The Society March 25, 2013 From the Society 2 Comments You can support the Society of Classical Poets in a variety of ways: I. Participate: Write poetry and submit it; comment on others poetry; post links to the Society. II. Buy the latest journal or download it for free and pass it on. III. Volunteer your time to help promote the Society to readers and educators. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. IV. Donate money via PayPal, directing the donation to the email address email@example.com or mail a personal check to Evan Mantyk Society of Classical Poets 11 Heather Ln Middletown, NY 10940 Featured Image: “Consummation of Empire” by Thomas Cole. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses George March 30, 2016 Dear Evan Mantyk, I read your piece in Echo times about Daffodils. One of my favorite poems, after Grays Elegy. But you puzzled me. You refer to ; “a chance encounter…by the SEA” ?? What narrator were you referring to .? I thought that Wordsworth lived in the English Lake District, near Keswick. I had always understood that his encounter with daffodils was along the shore of one of the famous lakes, Derwent water, Ullswater , Grasmere, Windermere, or perhaps all of them. Daffodils do grow wild there in great profusion. Could you explain your reference to the SEA in this context.? Thank you. George Reply Evan Mantyk March 30, 2016 Dear George, Thank you! I believe you are correct. It would have been a freshwater lake, technically speaking, to which Wordsworth was referring. I was using the sea in a more general sense, like the Sea of Galilee, Aral Sea, and Caspian Sea, which are technically lakes. Things seem grander in the mind’s eye. If you feel I should change it on our website just let me know. At any rate, hopefully this reply clears up any misunderstanding. Good day to you, Evan Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.