April 16, 2010

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

Posted in Garden, Weather tagged , , , , , , at 6:54 am by Liliana





At this time of year, I just couldn’t help myself.

Daffodils are everywhere.

I keep thinking of this poem:

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 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.



  1. Dave Harrison said,

    Lovely poem

  2. Jelena said,

    One of my favorites! No political, feminist, or philosohical agenda–just a beautiful image! Thank you for reminding me of it. We all need moments like that!

  3. Joe Holtzman said,

    Sometimes life is simply poetry. If only we remember to stop and smell the…daffodils.

  4. Branka said,

    So nice!

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