10 March 2016

Daffodils Are Blooming Somewhere, Just Not Here....Yet


The Daffodils

William Wordsworth1770 - 1850

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.

4 comments:

joo said...

I do love your post!

Nora said...

I always loved this poem and thanks for posting it. I love the daffs. I like the photos and enjoy reading your blog.
I am a new follower of your beautiful blog

Shirley said...

Hello again Joo. Nice to see you.

Shirley said...

Nora, thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed my blog and thank you for following! Cheers!

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