Sunday, 5 August 2007

Daffodils by William Wordsworth

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
Outdid 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.

Yep...roll on Spring - seems like its been a long Winter!

1 comment:

Polly said...

Hi Lisa, It's lovely to see you blogging again. I know you are far too busy these days but I pop in here every now and then to see if you've had time for a poem or a recipe or some photos of your craft work. I guess there's not much time for craft these days either.
That's the best damper I've seen in a long time. Well done to Bec. :-)