I have a new piece in my ongoing Encountering Images series up on The Natural Dream. I will be looking at the works of poets who can teach us how to learn from the images in our dreams.
William Wordsworth’s book length autobiographical poem The Prelude is concerned with the “growth of the poetical mind” which in my view is equivalent to the growth of the soul. He addresses as a poet a subject of great concern, how to “restore” the “impaired imagination.” I have written about this a bit already in the Kenyon Review and you can download that essay, Natural Dreamwork and the Poetic Imagination here
Now I’ve followed up with some more close-in consideration of certain moments in life Wordsworth calls “spots of time”.
Please take a look here: