William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils) - Poem 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
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.


Comments about I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils) by William Wordsworth

  • Saravanan Sivasubramanian (6/14/2017 4:41:00 AM)


    Going inside of nature.....

    a wonderful poem
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  • Cheryl Tutaan (4/29/2017 12:41:00 PM)


    Such an amazing poem and the poet itself... (Report) Reply

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  • Poem Luvah (4/20/2017 5:40:00 AM)


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  • Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:56:00 PM)


    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

    Poem Luvah Poem Luvah (4/20/2017 5:41:00 AM)

    I LOVE YOU YOU MAKE ME FERTILE

  • Mohammad Maleki (4/13/2017 4:04:00 PM)


    The benison of solitude shall bring about such feelings. As if envisage yourself in a vast and verdurous field. (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (3/25/2017 6:27:00 AM)


    Beautiful flowers, great read. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2017 2:57:00 AM)


    Add a comment. Beautiful creation (Report) Reply

  • (3/5/2017 3:15:00 AM)


    excellent poetry by the great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Pramodsai Thati (2/23/2017 5:49:00 AM)


    Excellent and beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/18/2017 4:26:00 PM)


    A poem rooted in a constellation of vivid nature imagery.

    Great poem from the nature poet himself.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.
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  • Chinedu Dike (1/14/2017 8:12:00 PM)


    Absolutely beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2017 7:13:00 PM)


    PRECIOUS And PLEASING (Report) Reply

  • Lalee Houben (1/3/2017 8:53:00 AM)

    Awesome memories
    What awesome, soothing, warm, captivating, sweet words. Reading this poem as I did as a child, brought back some wonderful childhood memories. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Lalee Houben (1/3/2017 8:49:00 AM)

    Awesome memories
    What beautiful, peaceful, glowing, inspiring, soothing, sweet words. Reading this again just the way I read it as a child, brought back so many wonderful childhood memories....thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/16/2016 11:15:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a poem of pure joy and expressive feelings of what the poet felt due to what he observed with the dancing daffodils. (Report) Reply

  • Arnel Lanorio (12/15/2016 7:15:00 PM)


    A picturesque poem about nature with reflections about life. One of my favorites so far. Rhyme and meter are excellent! (Report) Reply

  • Kuldip Kunghadkar (12/7/2016 4:14:00 AM)


    A very good poem that is.... (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2016 7:51:00 PM)

    Lovely poetry
    This is poem I learnt when I was in Grade 2. I had to memorise the entire poem and say on stage for the parents. What memories. Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Surinder Pal Singh Bains (11/3/2016 10:42:00 AM)

    great poet with lovely poetry
    beautiful poem indeed..........my fav one (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 25, 2015


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