4.07.2012

the 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

4 comments:

  1. Oh so beautiful! In Brasil we don't have the seasons like here and I could never get tired of seeing so many daffodils and tulips around! Thank you for sharing the poem :) have a great weekend!

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  2. this is dreamy. WARM WEATHER IS SO SO CLOSE! i can almost feel it!

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  3. Beautiful. I've been snapping flower photos too. I can't help myself.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)