A poem for your Saturday // William Wordsworth

Happy Saturday, everyone. I thought I’d share a poem here today, by one of my favorite poets William Wordsworth.

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

william wordsworthI 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 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.

Romantic literature and poetry is one of my favorite genres, and this poem by Wordsworth is one of his most famous. Romantic poetry and the romanticism movement as a whole was all about strong emotions and glorification of nature, and so this is a lovely, perfect poem. It’s also so appropriate for the first signs of spring! Also, this poem is accurate for me right now, sitting in my couch in a pensive mood. 🙂 Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading.

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  • Beautiful poem! I studied this in my Brit lit class first semester. 🙂