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"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by 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.

Poems of William Wordsworth (1904) | William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Additional Resources
Excellent Language Arts eBook {Free}

Wheeler’s Graded Studies in Great Authors {Free}
You’ll find many passages by William Wordsworth for copywork or dictation!

Free Nature Studies: A Plant & Its Flower
Learn more about daffodils.

Cloud Studies {Free eBook}
An excellent introduction to clouds that begins with the language and classification of clouds while at the same time encouraging observation.

Free Nature Studies: Sky & Clouds
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Cloud Chart {Free}
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