Like so many, my first contact with poetry was at school.

In my teens I tried my hand at poetry and found that I rather enjoyed it.

As a musician, poetry enabled me to write songs – really cool to be a teenager and strumming out your own songs (badly in my case) on the guitar.

I decided to build this site alongside a corresponding YouTube channel (Poets’ Corner) and include both a narrated version of each poem along with the printed version.

Having always loved (and many times visited) The Lake District in northwest England it seemed only right to start with Wiliam Wordsworth and, once I’ve created a significant body of his work, I’ll start working on other poets.

Mike Wheeler