William Wordsworth – DAFFODILS

I read this when i was in 9th standard , it was this beautiful poem that made me love and enjoy the “solitude” he speaks of  , in the setting of nature

“Daffodils” (1804)
I wandere’d 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 stretch’d 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.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

Here are some of the poems on solitude –

by John Keats – “To solitude”

by Lord Byron – “Solitude”

by Alexander Pope – “Ode on solitude”

Rabindranath Tagore’s  “Gitanjali” , has many poems reffering to it – i will write a post on it later on …

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3 Responses so far »

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    audiseshaiah,bharathi said,

    wordsworth was a nature poet and poetry inspires nature lovers.

  2. 2

    Shubhendu said,

    Hey it is interesting you mention a poem by Alexander Pope.
    There was a nice movie that was inspired by a poem of his. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Both the movie and the poem had the same name.


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