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Wordworth’s words: Hope you enjoy this timeless trip back in time. Happy Spring! Bette A. Stevens

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DAFFODILS

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…

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Comments on: "Happy Birthday, William Wordsworth" (4)

  1. Nice!
    I didn’t like poetry way back when I was in high school,
    because we had to memorize and recite it in front of the class.
    STRESS.
    Now that I can just read and enjoy it,
    I love poetry.

  2. My favourite poem as a small boy in England.

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