Sunday, 20 February 2011

'Daffodils' - a poem by 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.

William Wordsworth


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

  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.

  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.

  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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