The Poet's Corner ... I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud - April 16, 2017 


 The Poet's Corner



I think it's always encouraging to see the little signs of spring ... a robin fluttering and building a nest, trees beginning to bud and colourful little heads of purple hyacinth beginning to peak through the earth along with its companion, the eternal flower of Spring ...the daffodil

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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 waves in glee: 

A poet could not but be gay, 

 In such a jocund company: 

I gazedóand gazedóbut 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. 


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