Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy earth day!

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.
-William Wordsworth (1804)


Nama said...


Erika said...

Your new blog is so cheery. It makes me smile to look at it!

Annegirl said...

I like the new blog. Plus, remember when you gave me a copy of that poem with a picture of the descendants of the daffodils who inspired it?! I love!!

rml said...

Whenever I read this poem, I think of the day we were at Stourhead. It was finally warm enough to take off our coats, and there were daffodils everywhere.