Thursday, June 14, 2007

Daffodils


I wander'd 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 stretch'd 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.

By William Wordsworth

3 comments:

Nithya said...

I love this poem:) Read Wordsworth's Lines as well. Thats also really beautiful.

Ravali said...

the sec tht i saw this pic wht struck me was this poem tht i read way back in 7th or 8th :)
gives sum kind of pleasure while reading it :)

V A M S I said...

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
excellent use of the metaphors
Wordsworth uses words that are worth in gold all the way
the sweetness of 7 th std