# 166 Daffodils

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.


4 thoughts on “# 166 Daffodils

  1. @drifter
    the 10,000 is special cos… one fine day when i opened my blog, the Visitors’ Count showed me a perfect 10,000! so the daffodils struck me at once… and hence…
    Ten Thousands I saw at a glance :)

    here i am blogging again

    @live life for you..
    sure it is :)

  2. hi.
    this is my fav poem from looooooooooooooooooooooooooongest time. Ie… since i first read/heard it in school.. it feels Awesome to see it here again… most of all that it’s part of someone’s blog. and makes s/o else feel goood too.
    why is hte tenthousandsawiataglance bit in pink?? It’s weird cos that’s the line that strikes me most each time i read it…..
    keep at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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