Dancing with the Daffodils (Well, except for Lia in this picture. She was – you guessed it – cold out there!)



by William Wordsworth


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;

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 stretch’d 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.









3 responses to “Dancing with the Daffodils (Well, except for Lia in this picture. She was – you guessed it – cold out there!)”

  1. Jan Avatar

    These are the sweetest pictures! You all are so beautiful! What a good mommy you are to share your love of poetry!

  2. Heidi @ Mt Hope Avatar

    Hey, you have on my favorite shirt! 🙂 I would wear it every day if I didn’t feel silly doing so. I have the tangerine colored one and am going back for the white, LOL.

    Oh, and I use a Nikon D50 with the standard issue lens. 🙂 I started editing almost all my photos in Nikon Editor in about January. Before that, they were all straight out of the camera.

    And I love daffodils!

  3. grandmomruthie Avatar

    What beautiful shots of my beautiful girls!
    Vivi, it seems as though God took his paintbrush that day and painted you into His magnificent portrait of His love for us!

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