Poem of the Week: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

20 April 2012

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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. 

The world has dressed herself in pearl and grey this morning, the folds of her gown billowing out, fluffy and translucent, above my head. I could let her moody, petulant outlook spoil my day. But instead, I choose to drink in the words of this poem and write them on my heart, for it reminds me yet again of all the beauty that spring brings . . . yes, even on the grey days.

4 epistles:

  1. SO wonderful... thank you for posting this!

  2. I love that picture!

    LOL (LoveOurLord!),

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  3. What a lovely and cheerful poem... how the scene played out in my mind, the breeze blowing and flowers glistening in the golden sun... so beautufil!
    Thank you for sharing this...

    In Christ,

  4. This is SO lovely - in fact it is my favourite poem of all time (it helps when one also loves daffodils)! So much so, in fact, that my parents always give this poem to me on my birthday! :) Thank you so much for sharing it - it really brightened up my day!!!

    Your sister in Christ,


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