William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

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Daffodils


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.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Sagnik Chakraborty (10/6/2014 2:41:00 AM)

    One of the most beautiful short poems by the Nature Poet. The final stanza sums up the timeless Wordsworthian philosophy of the eternal bond between Nature and the human psyche and how the former influences the latter. Simply exquisite! (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (8/26/2014 9:57:00 AM)

    I express my deep gratitude to this column for getting a chance to read the great poet's nature poem in its beauty and spirit and outstanding beautiful description indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/24/2014 1:52:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful and lovely poems with the last stanza killing with joy- 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. Thrill thrill and thrill (Report) Reply

  • Abekah Emmanuel (8/23/2014 6:34:00 PM)

    Indeed Wordsworth worth much! His vivid description of nature makes him outstanding. This particular poem was one of my favourite poems during my high school and is still is a favourite. Beautiful work and mesmerizing rhymes! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 9:15:00 PM)

    ........if I were a flower...I would wish to be a beautiful daffodil....enjoyed this wonderful poem... (Report) Reply

  • Laxminarayan Hota (4/18/2014 12:41:00 AM)

    The best one. I have started reading poem at the age of 8. Daffodilsis one of them.
    The poet has narrated the nature impeccably. I really appreciate the deepness in his thought. (Report) Reply

  • Tawfeeq Hasan Khan (4/16/2014 11:10:00 AM)

    i am just of 14 now and quite inexperienced and have just stepped into the vast ocean of poetry.I would like to request you to comment on my poems to let me know the real depth of that ocean of poetry.Thank you, may the dusk in your life be lit by fireflies and you get the similar light as that you get in dawn... (Report) Reply

  • Richard Blay (4/9/2014 2:59:00 PM)

    hmmmm! ! love it. every poet at a time is amazed by nature so was this great poet. good imagery. good poem (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (4/9/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    Whenever I feel lonely and under a cloud
    I take this poem from the confines of my heart
    And merrily whistle and sing it out loud
    The song of daffodils and joy makes a renewed start..........

    I welcome all ye poets reading this to my page too (Report) Reply

  • Lisa Ann (4/6/2014 10:57:00 PM)

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