This beautiful poem was written over two hundred years ago.

"Daffodils" (1804)

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 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.

--William Wordsworth(1770-1850)


bp said...

Great poem for spring!! Hope your week is happy.

Marsha said...

One of my favorites! I didn't put it up this year because I have 2 years in a row. I'm so glad to be seeing the daffodils now. I was beginning to wonder if they were ever going to come.


susansspace said...

Thanks, Bethany!

Marsha, I have probably posted it before, too. I didn't even check.
Aren't the daffodils such a lovely announcement that Spring is here?
(It didn't feel much like this morning, though...36 degrees!) LOL