Home / English / Why did the poet visit a parish? English Why did the poet visit a parish? Posted on04/10/202208/09/2022 Updated on08/09/2022 The poet Thomas Hardy visited a parish to supervise the restoration of a church. Related posts: What is Lyonnesse? On his return from the parish what two things did people notice about him? In which season did he set out on his journey for Lyonnesse? Who accompanied him in his loneliness?