Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Daffodils Abloom on Cape Cod

Yes, thanks to the warm winter, 

the sweet daffodils are up. 

Time for a little Wordsworth, 

don't you agree?


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.
--William Wordsworth
Want more?
Here's a lovely recitation 

by Jeremy Irons.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad I was able to see the daffodils when I came that year in April. So pretty!


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