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

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/18/2017 10:25:00 AM)


    Indeed, you can appreciate the beauty of nature when alone. (Report) Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/21/2017 9:55:00 AM)


    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,
    Nicely penned poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/10/2017 10:13:00 AM)


    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.
    Great poem.
    10
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  • Anita Aparajita Das (9/6/2017 1:00:00 PM)


    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.
    nice.10
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2017 3:59:00 AM)


    This is one of my favorite poems beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Baleegh Hamdy (7/7/2017 8:09:00 AM)


    ترجمة بليغ حمدي

    I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD
    (DAFFODILS)
    by William Wordsworth
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    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
    هِمْتُ وَحيداً كغيمَةٍ حلَّقتْ بالمَدَى واعـتلـتْ أَوْدِيَـةً وتِـلالا



    فلاحَتْ لناظريّ حِـلَـقٌ من نرجـسٍ ذهَـبـيٍّ أقـبَـلَـتْ إقـبالا

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    Beside the Lake, beneath the trees
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
    ما بين جَـارَةٍ قُربَ بُحيـرةٍ سكَنتْ وأخرَى كَـسَـتْها بظلّـهَا أشجَـارُ
    مائِساتِ قدُودٍ قامَ النسيمُ يُراقصهُنَّ كما ترفرِفُ بالجَناحَينِ أطيَـارُ
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    Continuous as the stars that shine
    And twinkle on the milky way
    They stretched in never-ending line
    Along the margin of a bay
    ومَضيْتُ في درْوبِ المَدَى نجْمَاً ، خافِـتٌ ضوئهُ تارَةً وتارَةً يلـمَعُ
    والنرجسِ مُفترشٌ ضِفافَ خليجٍ كخيطٍ بالخُلْـدِ مَوصُولٍ ليسَ يُقطَعُ
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    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
    أبصَرْتُ منهُـنَّ عَشـرَة آلافٍ في لمْحَةٍ ذاتَ اقترابِ
    تمَـايـلَـتْ رُؤوسُـهُـنَّ فـي رقْـصٍ عُـلْـويِّ الأنـسَـابِ

    فإذا المَوْجُ المُجَاوِرُ للنرجسِ مُترقرِقٌ طوْعََ الجِنابِ
    فـاقـهُ النرجـسُ نشـوَةً ولألأةً مِـن رَوْعَـةِ الإطـرابِ
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    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
    وَهلْ علَى الأرضِ مِن شاعِـرٍ
    يَمضِي بصُحبةِ ذلكَ المَشهَـدِ البهيجِ وَلا يَسعَدُ ؟


    نُعْـمَايَ! أينمَا قلبْتُ طَرْفي مَلِـيَّـاَ
    مُتأمِّلاً ذاكََ الثرَاءِ الذي أهْدَاهُ لقلبي ذلكَ المَشهَدُ
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    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


    لَـكَـمْ آنسَـتْنِي ورَبَّـتَتْ علَى كتفِ الفُـؤادِ وأَذهـبَتْ عَـنّي أتـرَاحـي
    وَمـيْـضُ ذِكْرَى نرجسٍ يُبرِقُ كُلما ضَمَّـني فِرَاشُ وَقْـتَ ارتياحي
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    And then my heart with pleasure fills
    And dances with the Daffodils
    فإذا القلبُ بالسَّـعْـدِ عَامِـرٌ يُراقُـصُ النرجسَ كُـلَّ صباحِ

    ◘◘ ترجمة بليْغ حمْدي ◘◘
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  • (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

  • 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

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  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 25, 2015


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