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I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud by William Wordsworth


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.

My thoughts:

This is a simple and self-explanatory poem specifically dedicated to the breathtaking sight and performance of the Daffodils. The poet expresses his great admiration for nature and that he has thoroughly enjoyed every scenic moments as a ‘lonely- jolly-cloud’. His memories with the yellow flowers, on top of the valley, just besides the lake – are so preciously enticing for him that; when he feels empty he would always love to repossess those festive emotions through his beautiful picturesque memories of the Daffodil days.

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  1. i felt that you have truly captured the essence of the feeling of the poet, and that is not an easy task. Great website, Keep it up!!

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