Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Beautiful Sight - Underpass Graffiti Poem

Photo Credit: Ed O'Keeffe

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud
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.
By William Wordsworth (1807)

Hello April - It's National Poetry Month! Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing all things poetic here at Calendar Gal.


  1. Wow, this is a beautiful poem. I love the accompanying photo too.

    I'm so glad you're posting things in line with National Poetry Month. Reading poetry is a great way to force yourself to slow down and really feel our emotions. Though my favorite type of poetry will always be in the form of song lyrics . . .

    (I see you have a post about Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah on your site. LoveLoveLove that song!!)


  2. Thanks Barb - I feel in love with this pic when I found it. I'm with ya on song lyrics, I've got a few more planned for this month's poetry feature.