The Daffodils: A Poem By William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth is one of the greatest poets of romantic school of poetry. His The Daffodils is one of the best poems composed by him. It was first published in 1807 in Poems, in Two Volumes. It is perhaps his most famous lyric poem. The poem deals with the beauty of nature. When the poet was in the grip of sadness and loneliness, daffodils helped him. To see the beauty of daffodils the poet’s heart fills with pleasure and starts dancing with dancing daffodils.

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 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 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.


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