Thursday, April 15, 2010


I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

by William Wordsworth

I wandered 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 stretched 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.


Blogger jaboopee said...

hello, this poem was on our school curriculum so it has bad memories of rote learning for bad in fact that i've forgotten it completely ;0)
thanks for your comments on my wardrobe and best of luck with your cubby holes. love to see how they turn out

April 19, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Oh no...not a school curriculum sorry for you! I do love your wardrobe and will be tackling mine next month, or as soon as the weather is really nice and I can safely move winter clothes out of the way!!

April 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

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