20 March 2009

Daffodils by William Wordsworth


By William Wordsworth

I wander'd 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 stretch'd 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.

Would like to hear Jeremy Irons recite this poem?


Doson said...

LOL.. Happy Spring
I remember my old days.
I think I read that poem when I was in Eight Standard. Its a beautiful poem... & the flowers are wonderful

Liz said...

Doson- I remember this poem from high school. I got to read aloud one of the stanzas. I loved this poem from that day on. I am partial to daffodils, perhaps because of this poem. Just wanted to share my love of spring and daffodils with everyone.

Drea said...