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William Wordsworth – I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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Bent Over Backwards From Your Insistence
Bent Over Backwards From Your Insistence

I should be more familiar with my birthdate partner, William Wordsworth, than I am. In fact, this is really the only poem I know of his.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

 

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.

 

– William Wordsworth

(click here to continue reading William Wordsworth – Short Poems.)

Abstraction with Daffodils
Abstraction with Daffodils

Written by Seth Anderson

April 7th, 2018 at 1:40 pm

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