Monday, April 27, 2009

Daffodils by William Wadsworth

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.

3 comments:

  1. OH SO PRETTY !!!
    hugs, Cherry

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  2. Picturesque Poem!!... how sweet of to translate poem in digital form!! ~ cheers, Bangchik

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  3. A perfect picture accompaniment to my favorite Wordsworth poem. "and then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils" Thanks for the dance

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