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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud poem by William Wordsworth

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud poem by William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (also known as “Daffodils”) is a lyric poem. It is Wordsworth’s most famous work.

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 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.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
A hand-written manuscript of the poem (1802).

See Also :- Alone Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

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