I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (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.

by William Wordsworth

Comments (313)

very nice
I'v revisited the poem, " The Daffodils" , years after my College education.. The beauty of the line, " I gazes and gazed..........to me had brought" Yes it brought an immense level of ecstasy in me then and now and for ever.
great poem great poem rated the great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
lonely I was born lonely I wandered now lonely I'm walking to the world.................
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