Poetry Time: Daffodils by William Wordsworth

I decided to post a poem every now and then. I'm not really sure whether many book bloggers are into poetry, so this might not interest many people. However, I like poetry and I especially love (surprise, surprise) the Romantics.

As spring is finally here, "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth  is a good poem to start with. It is a wonderful poem about beauty we can find in nature and what pleasure it can bring.

England in spring, daffodils are everywhere. :)

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.


Tiffany Horton said...

I love poetry! This poem is so refreshing. :)

Petra said...

I'm glad to hear it! It's lovely, isn't it? :)

Areeba said...

I had this poem in my year 9's Englis's book. So awesome to read it here too. He was such a nice poet and this poem's wordings are awesome!

Carina Olsen said...

Pretty poem :D Thank you for sharing. <3 Gaaah. You have flowers?! Jealous. The snow isn't even gone yet here at the top of Norway ;p
Thank you for commenting on my blog. <3
Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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