When I was in the 7th grade we read “Daffodils” in our English class. The poem’s beauty left a lasting impression on me. At that moment in my life I learned the concept of “minds eye” and how to capture magical moments in life as Wordsworth described.
Today we spent a day in Grasmere where Wordsworth is buried and composed many of his poems. We visited Dove Cottage where he lived for a few years.
Here is one of his memorable poem ” Daffodils ”
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 (1815)
Talking about Wordsworth poetry, I am very impressed Enayet, that you had an appreciation for art, beauty and wisdom at an early age.
Thanks for the Wordsworth poem! So “English”! Wonderful memory of your childhood.
The daffodil garden’s lovely … I didn’t get to see it in bloom this year, because of lockdown, but it’s gorgeous.