Posted by: aboutalbion | March 1, 2014

Poetry

I had to learn “Daffodils” at my primary school.  And when the first daffodils of spring are coming into bloom (as they are now) some of my first thoughts go back to Wordsworth’s poem.  Here are the first and last verses …

 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.

 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 (1770-1850)]

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