His e-mail reply (yes, I save some things like this): What's Wordsworth's definition of poetry? Something like strong emotion remembered in tranquility. Meaning that you need time to process (as we'd say today) the experience, to explore the implications of the feelings, to uncover the meanings. It might take years. Decades. But you hold on to the memory of the moment.
|beach at nassau point|
|north fork, Easter weekend last year|