W-Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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

7 thoughts on “W-Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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  2. roweeee Post author

    I’m not sure whether he’s overrated over here. Personally, that has to be the Rugby League. I probably see him as more of a stepping stone on my poetry journey. I am also doing William Blake but I’ll have to backtrack. I really want to tackle his reference to the Doors of Perception in A Marriage of Heaven and Hell and after Virginia Woolf, I’m a bear of depleted brain. At least the kids are back at school, but still not in that room of my own to finish off the challenge. I will be doing some catch up today. X is so staightforward, I can’t even remember who it is. Another one of my Google lucky dips! xx Ro

  3. TanGental

    William Blake is quite a character isn’t he? And I feel rather neglectful of V Woolfe. I saw a fantastic adaptation if Mrs Dalloway at Edinburgh last year which blew me away. The idea of a novel, coveting a day in the life was way way way ahead of its time.

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