First there is this from The Writer's Almanac:
It was on this day in 1798 that the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth, while on a walking tour of Wales with his sister, Dorothy, saw the ruins of Tintern Abbey, which inspired his poem "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798." Wordsworth claimed the lines came to him with the greatest of ease, entirely in his head. He said: "No poem of mine was composed under circumstances more pleasant for me to remember than this. I began it upon leaving Tintern, after crossing the Wye, and concluded it just as I was entering Bristol in the evening, after a ramble of four or five days with my notes. Not a line of it was altered, not any part of it written down till I reached Bristol."
And there is this personal postscript:
Even though I said recently that I would be limiting my blogging schedule and focus, the foregoing article about Wordsworth forces me to contradict myself. Yes, I know I know I am an impulsive and fickle fellow. Such is life. Forgive me. So let me ask you a question: Do you have a favorite Wordsworth poem?