Poem: "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth


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Not too long ago I discovered this lovely poem entitled, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth. Until recently though, it had always been slipping my mind to post it. Now that it is up here on the Soup, I hope that you will come to enjoy this poem just as much as I do. If you have anything to say about it, or know of any other good poems worth sharing, please feel free to do so right here at Reading Soup or on my Google Plus profile page. Have a wonderful day, and keep on reading!

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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
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 a sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves 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 in the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

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