Thursday, 1 March 2012

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 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.

- William Wordsworth

3 comments:

  1. I love flowers, especially Daffodils. They are the sign of spring. They are a sign of rebirth to :)

    Look how beautiful this poem Is? You rarely don't see something like this these days. In-fact, I have never seen anything like this.

    It`s beautiful to read, and unreal to even Imagine that such a great poet/romantic wrote this. I would speak this out to my love, and I would melt at the same time to.

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  2. It is bliss, pure innocent bliss in words.

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  3. I love poems about flowers, especially if it's written in the iambic meter! :) :)

    My favorite flower is the rose, but after reading this poem and seeing the photo, I have this great fondness of daffodils ! :)
    Is the picture from a place near your home?

    What is your favorite flower??? :)

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