My Poetic Path

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Classic Poetry: William Wordsworth

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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.

***

What could be more beautiful to behold, than a field of golden daffodils?  I always love to re-read this beautiful poem, one of my all-time favorites.

Wishing you all, a wonderful weekend.  🙂

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Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at Amazon.com, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site: geraldinehelenhartman.me

5 thoughts on “Classic Poetry: William Wordsworth

  1. Wordsworth totally got spring, didn’t he? This is a gorgeous post. Thanks!

  2. When I was nine I had to recite this poem at a school assembly. It was during Easter. I was very nervous but managed to get through it. It instilled in me a love of the Romantic poets. I even did my University thesis on Romantic poetry. I still love those poets to this day. Thanks for the reminder of one of the most beautiful poems ever written!

  3. This is one of my very favorite poems!
    Brenda

  4. Hi Sandy, Selma and Brenda, Glad you enjoyed a re-read of this classic! 🙂

    Hugs, G

  5. A splendid, splendid poem!
    xoxoxo

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