Sunday, 20 February 2011

'Daffodils' - a poem by by William Wordsworth



Daffodils

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.

William Wordsworth

4 comments:

  1. I really like that poem, it's perfect since spring is just around the corner!

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  2. This always makes me smile. Someone I met once used to read it to me, and then I got stuck with the nickname Daffodil... lol. It's a good poem.

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  3. I studied Wordsworth and Coleridge during A-level when we did Romantic poetry, and I really enjoyed this one.
    I think my favourite poet is Philip Larkin though, and my favourite by him would be either This be the Verse, or High Windows.

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  4. Hi Voguedotcom. Thanks for visiting! Next time I'm posting poetry I'll have to put one of Philip Larkin's poems up for you!;-)

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