Saturday, March 27, 2010

spring inspiration

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"

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 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.

I am part of a photography group where we try to post a photo a day. It is a wonderful exercise - it has gotten me to continually look at the world around me with a more inquisitive and critical eye. I posted this photo of daffodils a few days ago and one of the other photographers commented how this image reminded him of this poem by Wordsworth. I loved the poem, the imagery ~ dancing daffodils, a jocund company, and wanted to share this poem with more people ~ so voila!!! It is so inspiring to be involved with creative people!!
peace & happy spring!!!

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