Daffodils

Welcome Back To A Day In The Life Of The Anonymous Me,

Today I went for a walk with my family, and my camera, of course! There were lots of spring flowers around to take pictures of and today I want to share with you the pictures I took of the daffodils.

Daffodils is also the name of my all time favourite poem, which is by William Wordsworth, who was part of the Romantic Movement. If you haven’t read any of his poems, I urge you to as they are incredible and he is seen as one of Britain’s finest poets along with William Blake. The poem fits in perfectly with my pictures, which is why I have included it in my post. Enjoy!

Daffodils by William Wordsworth

I wander’d 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 stretch’d 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.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to know in the comments: (1) what your favourite spring flower is; (2) if you would like to see more posts like this; and (3) if you have read any of Wordsworth’s work and if so, what is your favourite piece of his.

Until next time, goodbye

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