Spring poem

Monday, April 1, 2013

This was the closest I could come to a hill or vale of daffodils today!
Koseli just reminded me of how much I used to love this Wordsworth poem. In fact, I think I had it memorized at some point in my schooling. It's the perfect poem to celebrate this spring weather we're having today. I'll be back later with a crazy amount of link love for you!


Daffodils

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. 

                                                  --William Wordsworth

6 comments:

  1. Lovely. I think I remember this poem from my younger years as well.

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    1. i think i could recite it if i really really tried!

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  2. We read this poem during Easter lunch! Fab poem for a lovely flower...although not quite spring yet over here...

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    1. booo, Spring is still in hiding here too.

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    1. :) Now if only Spring would get here!

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