Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Daffodills



I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

6 comments:

Tracy said...

That's one of my favorite nature poems! The daffodils are done here now *SIGH* until next year...

Ardi said...

When we visited Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's home, the docent said that the day he walked and saw the daffodils and wrote this poem, his sister Dorothy walked with him. She wrote a journal entry, he wrote the poem beloved by many of us.

A wildlife gardener said...

Each one trumpeting the arrival of Spring.

Naturegirl said...

A adre Wordsworth poetry! The daffodils are so happy..they sing of Spring! hugs NG

Naturegirl said...

Typo error above comment...I adore Wordsworth poetry...at times I think his spirit and his sisters are with me in My garden!NG

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