Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Daffodils--a favorite poem

The Daffodils
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 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.


*EDITED to fix the alignment, which was NOT the same as when I posted it!!*

Hugs, Maggee

2 comments:

Patty C. said...

Beautiful poem - I have never seen it before
Enjoy your week !!

Carol R said...

I had to learn that poem at school many years ago and I still can recite it now! And I still love it.