I am wondering what you all think of these poems?
The Boy of Winander: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asr2LwvsMfQ
I read both of these out loud in the videos. The Boy of Winander is from the Fifth Book of Wordsworth's Prelude (one of my favorite parts. Nutting is another autobiographical poem written is that Wordsworthian style of guilt an the innocence of youth and the personification of nature (in this case, a tree). I am currently writing a 25 page term paper on Wordsworth's Prelude, and these ideas play a major role.
P.S. In case you are wondering, I already have a degree in philosophy, hence my username (Spinoza, my favorite philosopher). You will find that Wordsworth (and Shelley, and also Coleridge) were all influenced by Spinoza (and later, Hegel) – i.e. that idea of a monistic unity – one substance. For more info. on this, look for H. A. Wolfson's book The Philosophy of Spinoza.