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Daffodil Poem

Today we want to share the famous daffodil poem Daffodils by William Wordsworth with you.

The original title is “I wandered lonely as a Cloud” also commonly known as ‘Daffodils’. It is a lyric poem and Wordsworth’s famous work. The poem was first published in 1807 and a revised version was published in 1815.

Just sit down, and take some time to read it while looking at your garden with daffodils

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
 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

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