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;
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
- And twinkle on the Milky Way,
- Along the margin of a bay:
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
- Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
- In such a jocund company:
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
- In vacant or in pensive mood,
- Which is the bliss of solitude;
And dances with the daffodils.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
Well, I figured out if I am gonna use this blog as a means
of expressing myself, I'm gonna start with one of my
favourite poems EVER. Not my MOST favourite,
that's another post but I wondered lonely as a cloud
sparked my love towards literature.
well, that, Charles Dickens and a certain lecturer
named John Greig. :XX
I have always dreamed that I would go to school and
all I'll be doing is teaching literature. I do still.
It never bores me-not that teaching grammar and
essays are unimportant.No, far by it but somehow
I feel 'full' after teaching literature.
In school now, my favourite teaching matter would
be the Form 4 selected poems and
short stories especially The Drover's Wife.
So here I am, wondering lonely as a cloud :))
NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
-it's about a person who is walking and
sees a field of daffodils
-the daffodils are so beautiful and calming
-he remembers of it often
whenever he's feeling down
-he feels uplifting again
2. look at the structure of the whole poem
-it's like watching down
(from a cloud's point of view) upon
lines of daffodils waving.
That's why certain lines start so far
to the middle, it is to create the imagery
of the daffodils waving <3<3>