A little Wordsworth - brings tears to my eyes

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William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

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 leaves in glee: A Poet could not be but 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.

-- Anonymous, April 24, 2001


If I had but two loaves of bread,I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed my soul. The Koran

-- Anonymous, April 24, 2001

Oh David, my granny could quote this one from memory and I never knew who wrote it. Was remembering it when I saw my clouds of daffodils this year. The grandkids are going to be here for the weekend so I guess I have some memorizing to do. Thankyou so much. It sure chokes me up to see what kindred spirits we all are here!!!

-- Anonymous, April 24, 2001


-- Anonymous, April 24, 2001

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