Spring is in the Air

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Got inspired by Ruth of SebaSilver who is posting some of her favorite poems regularly.

I am not that much in poetry and I know just a few poems. The following one has always been my favorite, since I was in High School.

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

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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 – 1804


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11 thoughts on “Spring is in the Air

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  2. christinebrady on said:

    Hi Helen,

    Beautiful post for today, as there is a nice spring rain coming down here 🙂

    Thank you for sharing – it brightened my day!

  3. One of my favourite poems learnt it in school and can still recite it word for word 🙂

    • learned it in school too … english lesson grade 9 i think by mrs ermerth
      can recite most of the lines 🙂
      and it is so made for spring!

  4. And, what a word it was worth…

  5. Love this and makes me wonder about reading poetry in a “second” language. However you are so fluent in English perhaps it feels perfectly natural! I have never mastered any foreign language. And the picture is BEAUTIFUL.

    • since i hardly ever read poetry – i don.t know the difference.
      i hardly ever found a poem … beside the “spring” poem by moerike … in german that i like.

      i am only able to talk german and english and believe it or not … sometimes i get mixed up
      daffodils are so lovely 🙂

  6. I enjoy poetry when it flows. My youngest boy who is a tough kid would die if any of his friends learned that he can spend afternoons reading poetry. He does not enjoy reading literature so I asked him once why he liked poetry. He said it made him feel good inside. Amen, my sweet boy. Amen!

    • i am usually not so much in poetry – more in songs and in thoughts.

      quite interesting that your son enjoys poetry more than pose and sure… don.t tell his friends … mine would be embarrassed too if it would be similar … but he doesn.t like reading at all … ok computer stuff that.s what he is reading

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