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

  • (6/20/2018 8:30:00 PM)


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  • (6/20/2018 3:39:00 AM)


    good poem by william wordsworth he is a good poet (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/13/2018 8:35:00 PM)


    One of my favourite poems. (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2018 7:25:00 AM)


    I was taught this poem in primary school in Barbados over 40 years ago and I still remember it. I got a well rounded education. (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2018 3:02:00 PM)


    This was one of my favorite poems in high school. Daffodils, I really love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2018 9:26:00 PM)


    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2018 11:05:00 AM)


    Nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/28/2018 10:09:00 PM)


    how wonderful the words are! -

    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
    ..........
    I gazed- and gazed- but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought:
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2018 10:53:00 AM)


    I memorized this in the 6thgrade, more than 60 years ago. Heart still dances (Report) Reply

  • (5/22/2018 6:39:00 AM)


    Pagal poet he (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2018 6:25:00 PM)


    For decades this poem is one that I taught to my young students and am subject to break out reciting it at any given opportunity...they flash upon the in-ward eye... (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2018 10:12:00 AM)


    Marvellous writer and poet .His imagination power is also good.Love this poem so much ... (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2018 11:10:00 AM)


    william wordsworth is an amazing poet. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/25/2018 2:35:00 PM)


    I reciced this poem many years ago and won first place for verse speaking (Report) Reply

  • Erasmus Of Rivenfjord (4/10/2018 4:31:00 PM)


    If only men now desired the same (Report) Reply

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (4/2/2018 12:32:00 AM)


    I have started reading this poem in my childhood even at the old age get pleaser going through this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kaisar Saggu (4/1/2018 11:21:00 AM)


    nice poem, recalling pleasant thoughts bring happiness (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, December 4, 2017


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