Thursday, April 15, 2010

Daffodils!



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.

2 Comments:

Blogger jaboopee said...

hello, this poem was on our school curriculum so it has bad memories of rote learning for me....so 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 poem....so 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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