By Heart


By William Wordsworth

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
Outdid the sparkling waves 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.

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10 thoughts on “By Heart

  1. andy1076 November 6, 2014 / 12:21 am

    Your words are absolutely perfect.. then added with the beautiful photo..! love it πŸ™‚


  2. Tidlidim November 6, 2014 / 3:04 am

    I chose a Wordsworth poem too. I think I might have read this one at uni, but only the first line rang a bell 😦 Got to go back to school!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections November 8, 2014 / 12:56 am

      I did this at school too- eons ago!! But it has stuck in my head ever since… I loved it then and I love it now….. πŸ™‚


  3. sujanvi November 6, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    We did this recently in school for the term end…It brings so much joy and happiness to the soul!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lifeconfusions November 8, 2014 / 11:53 pm

    Oh what a wonderful share ! Love it. And the photograph is so serene, the color pops up and spread happiness! ^.^

    Liked by 1 person

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