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Happy Spring!

by habituallychic

03 . 20 . 08

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 leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but 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.

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  1. CB March 20, 2008 | 2:45 am

    Thank you, Ms Chic. This made me smile — and we all need that now and again. (Especially in this oh-so-rainy weather!)

  2. Habitually Chic March 20, 2008 | 2:48 am

    CB, You are welcome! Tomorrow will be sunny and bright to usher in spring and not a minute too soon!

  3. Alice Olive March 20, 2008 | 6:23 pm

    I’m with CB – this made me smile. I’m reading this with the sun pouring down outside – can’t beat that!

  4. Rita G. Patel March 20, 2008 | 8:29 pm

    I love flowers and I am laying in bed sick thinking of them because they make me happy. Reading this made it all the more perfect while I look out the window and hear the birds chirping. Happy Spring…

  5. Brilliant Asylum March 21, 2008 | 1:26 am

    This poem always makes me happy. Thanks for posting it.