I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud By William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er values 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 bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Outdid sparkling waves in glee;
A such a jocund-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 bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Vales : valleys
Beneath : below
Sprightly : lively
Gay : cheerful
Jocund : cheerful
Gazed : stared

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

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