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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Daffodils by William Wordsworth

Daffodils 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 leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but 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.

4 comments:

Petrea said...

Oh Rose, you are sweet as a daffodil. How nice to drop by today and find a bouquet and a poem.

Rose said...

Thank you Petrea...
You are very kind...

John said...

Hi Rose. Is it Spring where you are? It's very cold up where I am. Think I will move down too Canterbury

David said...

beautiful thoughts, Rose...