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.
The poem is a beautiful one. It has an ABAB rhyme scheme. I feel like it is spring and summer time with the lake, hills and trees around. The daffodils are giving delight to the nature view like the stars on the sky and the sparkling waves. The poet is happy about what he sees and the nature view imprints in his lonely heart. When in solitude, the poet recalls the daffodils and feel harmonious with the great view.
The poem makes me feel like seeing the sakura in Hookaido, Japan. The sakura was dancing in the wind. The whole Maruyama Park was planted with sakura trees which made visitors and local people there filled with pleasure.
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