I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud by William Wordsworth

by Christine Sine
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It is world poetry day and also the first official day of spring here in the U.S. The daffodils are magnificent here in the Pacific NW so this seemed appropriate. My favourite Wordsworth poem. Enjoy!

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

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.

 

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3 comments

Janet March 21, 2015 - 12:50 pm

My mom used to review this poem to me when I was little!!

Christine Sine March 21, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Mine too Janet

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