April 7, 2011

Poetry Corner-- "Daffodils"

Thank you to Etsy seller bpsbagsntotes for creating a lovely treasury of Etsy art and craft creations today, based on the William Wordsworth poem "Daffodils":

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.

To see all of the creations in the Etsy Treasury (including my narcissus earrings!), just click on the image below:


Anonymous said...

When I was in high school my English teacher required each member of the class to memorize "Daffodils". Unfortunately that was a million years ago and the only lines I remember was the ones in my treasury. I appreciated seeing the whole poem again. Thanks for featuring me in your blog. Brenda

Unknown said...

It's funny, I probably haven't read the poem since high school, and I certainly didn't appreciate it properly back then. It has much more meaning now!

Chrissykat said...

What a sweet poem. I've never read it so, thank you.