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daf-fo-dil

16 Apr
Daffodils

Daffodils

Ahh spring, clumps of daffodils are blooming in lawns in every direction.  Like a song that plays in your mind, the Wordsworth poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud” has been in my head.  When I did a Google search for the poem, I discovered it filmed to rap music in 2007.  A human performs it in a squirrel costume….really.  It is available on YouTube.  For me, this poem is better the old-fashioned way…..a classic from 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 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.

Written by William Wordsworth
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