The Waterfall at Aira Force

Lake District, England.

Wordsworth, whose spelling of the name of the valley differs from the modern one, wrote in "Airey-Force Valley" (1842):

— Not a breath of air
Ruffles the bosom of this leafy glen.
From the brook's margin, wide around, the trees
Are stedfast as the rocks; the brook itself,
Old as the hills that feed it from afar,
Doth rather deepen than disturb the calm
Where all things else are still and motionless. . . .

[Compare the The Valley]

Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee.

[This image may be freely used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]


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Last modified 3 April 2006