William Wordsworth: THE DAFFODILS
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, X sound: Daffodils,Wordsworth.mp3 (W.E.P.)
When all at once I saw a crowd, X sound: Daffodils,M.Jackson-style.mp3
A host, of golden daffodils,
5 Beside the lake, beneath the trees, plus: cartoon
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
10 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:
15 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
20 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.
daffodils [German]: gelbe Narzissen — 2 floats sails through the air — o'er over — vales valleys — 4 host great number in good order— 6 breeze light wind — 8 twinkle shine with changing intensity of light — 10 margin edge, small strip of land along ... — 12 tossing throwing up — sprightly full of life and movement — 14 out-did did (it) better than ... — sparkling shining with short sudden brightness — glee feeling of intense joy — 6 jocund cheerful — 17 gazed looked long and steadily — 20 vacant empty of thoughts — pensive full of deep thoughts — mood state of the mind — 21 flash come as quickly and brightly as lightning — 22 bliss perfect happiness sent by heaven.
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