The Daffodils, by William Wordsworth


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 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.

3 thoughts on “The Daffodils, by William Wordsworth

  1. I have heard professors make fun of this poem.Sigh. Why? Is it too silly, too sentimental to enjoy what the mind remembers, and find in a remembered scene of flowers a refuge? I will always love this one, even if it seems too “flowery” to some. Thanks for posting.

  2. it was so good poem . when I was small , my teacher gave me to learn this poem . and I learn it in my holiday homework there was that make a book of william wordsworth when I search in google and in hole of that there is poem daffodills and I get some of william wordsworth but his poem daffodils i get that poem and all things many picture and all things.

  3. It is a beautiful poem about really feeling nature… It reminds me of the burst of spring. Anyone who has seen and been moved by a field of daffodils can understand it and love it.

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