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

  • (6/24/2017 8:21:00 AM)


    I've translated this poem, but the same time added some of my own to it too. I've also been to Wordsworth house in the Midlands. Really beautiful place to go! (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Saravanan Sivasubramanian (6/14/2017 4:41:00 AM)


    Going inside of nature.....

    a wonderful poem
    (Report) Reply

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


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

  • Poem Luvah (4/20/2017 5:43:00 AM)

    Report mid=5672781
    I AM LITERALLY MOIST 💦💦💦💦💦 Already Reported Reply

  • Poem Luvah (4/20/2017 5:40:00 AM)


    I LOVE IT THSI IS DEFINARELY MY FAVRIT I RATE IT GOOD THUMBS TOO GOOD FOR WOLRD 🙏 LOVE YOU WILLY WRODSWORT SAW UR GRAVE IN cumBRIA IT IS GRATE FAMILY OUTING FRO EVERYONE OVERALL THIS IS A GRAT MÉMÉ I WIL BE SURE TO SHARE IT ON FACE BOOK 📚 Love ❤️ Xxx (Report) Reply

  • 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.
    (Report) Reply

  • 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

Read all 192 comments »

# 22 poem on top 500 Poems

User Rating:
4,1 / 5 ( 384 votes ) 191



What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: solitude, dance, lonely, heart, star, tree



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 25, 2015


[Report Error]