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Daffodils, that … take the winds of March with beauty

A Time to KeepA Time to Keep

“Daffodils,/That come before the swallow dares, and take/The winds of March with beauty…

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March 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

DaffodilsI 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 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.

Published in Collected Poems, 1815

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April 15, 2014 at 5:25 am Leave a comment


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