THE DAFFODILS

[This poem is written by the famous English poet William Wordsworth. He was horn in the beautiful Lake, District of England in the year 1770. From his early days, he was very fond of flowers, birds, lakes, rivers, rocks and trees. He used to spend much time enjoying their beauty. He used to take long tours on foot and visit the beautiful natural scenes which he laved so much. He started a new kind of poetry written in simple words about natural objects and simple country people. He died in 1850.]

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 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.

! William Wordsworth

Notes
The daffodil is a lovely flower, growing wild and in gardens, which comes into flower in the early spring. It has a thin green stalk, usually more than a foot in height, and a single, large bell-shaped flower surrounded by large pointed petals of the same yellow colour. This may be any shade of yellow, from pale yellow to golden. Daffodils grow in groups, often under or near trees. While the single flower is lovely, a large group of daffodils is one of the most beautiful sights of the English countryside.

 
 
     
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