Host of Golden Daffodils

The sun shines brightly on a patch of daffodils at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC.

“Host of Golden Daffodils” – The sun shines brightly on a patch of daffodils at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC.

“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.”

- William Wordsworth

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love to hear your thoughts so feel free to leave a comment below! :)

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9 Responses to Host of Golden Daffodils

  1. Thanks for sharing this fitting poem and wonderful shot. They make a great pair. Nice work, Erin.

  2. So pretty Erin. Now if only spring would get here. It snowed in Toronto yesterday…arghhh!

  3. Sandy Riley says:

    Very nice!

  4. LensScaper says:

    Such a well known poem here in the UK – and a lovely picture to complement it.

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