Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

 
"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 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 - 1804

3 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Excellent! Love that poem, and daffodils.

Happy Valentine's Day to all whom you love.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Sigh... You just transported me with your lovely photo and the words of Wordsworth. Thank you.

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

bunnits said...

One of my favorite poems. I had it running around in my head recently when a little bunch of daffodils bloomed in my front yard. The colors were so lovely and intense in the sunshine. Just made me feel like spring, although I think it happened to be Groundhog Day.

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