The Pigsty Studio

In the Spotlight for April - The Daffodils 

   by William Wordsworth


Many people consider 'The Daffodils' to be Wordsworth's most famous poem. It is based on a walk he took with his sister Dorothy around Glencoyne Bay, Ullswater, in the Lake District, 15th April,1802. She reflected on the walk and her beautiful words inspired him to write... 'I wandered lonely as a cloud...' in 1804.

When first considering what approach to take with this piece, simplicity was my overriding thought. The italic text has a certain 'spring' within the lettering. I have combined proud daffodils interwoven in the margins of the verse and punctuated it with the spectacular first butterfly of the season, the brimstone.