National Poetry Month.

Amy has decided to try to post a poem a day. That may be too much for me (and I don't have three young children, just a scattered brain). I think I'll just post favorites now and then. This is one of my very favorites.

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 theyOut-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.

This epitomizes Spring to me. Wordsworth was not one of my favorite poets but I love this one.


amy said…
I love poetry month.
teabird said…
I love this poem, and never get tired of seeing his daffodils!
Galad said…
Great spring visual. Thanks for posting.
TinkingBell said…
Nice spring poem (and one of my favourites from WW too!)
But of course, here it is Autumn so I must find autumn happy poems (because leaf scrunching while you walk is fun!)

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