Five ‘Isolation’ Pastiches: #1

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Each day this week I will publish a short 4-line verse, each one commencing with a well-known line, sometimes adapted to suit the context, from a renowned published poem.  The general theme is that of Isolation.


Wordsworth’s Lucy:  Pastiche #1

( ‘She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways’: by William Wordsworth )


I dwell along untrodden ways

Beside the River Thames.

I teach myself to live alone,

And write poetic gems.




4 thoughts on “Five ‘Isolation’ Pastiches: #1

  1. Good one again Roland, we live alongside the Thames too. I quite like Wordsworth, being a Cumbrian of course! Do you know of Norman Nicholson?

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