Sunday, September 4, 2016

SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT

I am sure I've posted this poem before but it is one of my favourites and at this time of year many of my friends have these beautiful flowers gracing their gardens.  This if specially for them and of course daffodils are one of my favourites as mostly they are yellow.

"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 thouand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparking 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.

8 comments:

  1. Dancing with daffodils (metaphorically) is an annual joy.

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    1. Yes I can imagine it is especially for you. I've not seen one growing in Perth for many a long year, more's the pity.

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  2. Hari OM
    Poems, like songs, bear 'replay'!!! YAM xx

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    1. I thought so too, particularly this one. xx

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  3. One of my favourites too Mimsie. Love it AND daffodils. Such happy flowers.

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    1. We are in accord over the poem and the beautiful flowers Charlie.

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  4. I've only ever heard the first verse of this one. It's a pretty poem.

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    1. So glad I could bring the whole poem to you River. It is certainly beautiful as are the flowers of which it speaks.

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