The Daffodils

Daffodils are found blooming in every garden in the springtime where I live. I can positively say that no flower cheers me more with its arrival. I have several varieties in bloom at present- yellow, white, and a white with a salmon coloured inner trumpet!

The famous English poet William Wordsworth penned one of England’s most famous poems entitled The Daffodils (I Wandered Lonely Like a Cloud).   School children are frequently required to memorize it and I daresay will never forget the words upon the sight of a daffodil.

The Daffodils :

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 with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 

By William Wordsworth

3 thoughts on “The Daffodils

  1. I love that poem ❤ My favorite Wordsworth was "She dwelt among the untrodden ways beside the springs of Dove.." Beautiful!


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