Sunday, April 18, 2010

Answer fro April 17th Poem Challenge

The Daffodils by William Wordsworth

**fun fact: this poem was based off of a journal entry made by Wordsworth's wife from which the poet took two lines that he considered to be the best: "They flash upon that inward eye/ 
Which is the bliss of solitude**

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 dancing daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. 

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such laughing 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.


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