Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring

Daffodils
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 leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but 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.
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Spring has finally arrived!
Happy Spring Days!

6 comments:

Laurie said...

You actually made me cry Marilyn, I love this poem. Thank-you so much for posting it, it's just beautiful. Our yard as children had daffodils lining the property, and it remains one of my favorite flowers. Even the name fits the personality of this little gem of nature!

Linda J. said...

Daffodils are one of my favorite signs of spring!

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

This is one of my most very favorite poems. What a delight for me to come to your blog and read it on this first day of Spring!

Britt-Arnhild said...

This is such a beautiful poem.

Still winter here. Take a look in my blog :-)

Andrea said...

What a delightful blog you have! "The Daffodils" is one of my favorite poems, and it is perfect for spring. I enjoyed my visit with you. God bless.

Andrea

Steph said...

Happy Birthday Month to you!!!! March bdays are the best, I agree!