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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

I believe that the meaning of "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud" is that one does not have to be with someone to be with something. In other words, things like animals and plants are good company. Wordsworth is trying to say that a simple, usually ignored thing can be quite beautiful if you look at it the right way
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Jan 28 2012 23:52 GMT sheasoru68
Great to see Joan,.. beautiful focus.
Jan 29 2012 00:41 GMT beady
nice flower image
Jan 29 2012 03:33 GMT potterjo
Beautiful, I think it is my favorite season.
Jan 29 2012 04:51 GMT elsje323
lovely flower image
Jan 29 2012 05:22 GMT MargNZ
Beautiful spring bulbs Joan :)
Jan 29 2012 06:34 GMT martini957
Beautiful Spring
Jan 29 2012 08:59 GMT Annamaria
Looks like you had more sun lately then we had, Joan!! No daffodils in the garden here..... ;-(
Jan 29 2012 09:09 GMT hallo
Very nice sign of summer!
Jan 29 2012 10:21 GMT Bigbear10
Wonderful Joan, spring is on its way
Jan 29 2012 11:18 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful flower Joan....:-))
Jan 29 2012 11:33 GMT superJoan
Thanks Joe getting used to the camera.
Jan 29 2012 11:33 GMT superJoan
Bret thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:34 GMT superJoan
Jo I am torn between the new beginning Spring and Before the big sleep Autumn...Love both seasons...Spring is a clean season..nice and bright..thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:35 GMT superJoan
Ida Flowers are easy to photograph...They keep still !!!!! Thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:36 GMT superJoan
Yes Margaret..Spring is on the horizon.......lots of lovely flowers in bloom...some lovely crocus which I spotted this morning...thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:37 GMT superJoan
Nancy A lovely season...with new beginnings..thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:38 GMT superJoan
Annamaria we can not grumble....very mild until this morning..we had a hard frost during the night..thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:38 GMT superJoan
Hallo Spring.....all the bulbs are flowering now...love this time of year..Thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:39 GMT superJoan
Tony how true..and a welcome sight ...the garden is awakening at last...thanks
Jan 29 2012 11:49 GMT superJoan
Wijnie Many thanks..One of my favourite flowers...Yellow flowers especially...
Jan 29 2012 13:14 GMT bandsix
Lovely shot Joan...must be quite a bit warmer where you are:))
Jan 29 2012 13:58 GMT hans55 PRO
a touch of spring !!
Jan 29 2012 22:13 GMT superJoan
Barbara we are in a very sheltered spot thanks
Jan 29 2012 22:14 GMT superJoan
hans lovely that Spring is just around the corner..thanks
Jan 30 2012 00:42 GMT fhelsing PRO
just lovely ... a welcome sight!
Jan 30 2012 06:56 GMT sini
So lovely!:)
Jan 30 2012 17:54 GMT Papagena
Wow already daffodils !! So far I found only snowdrops, primroses and a little yellow flower (see my last entry!!)
And I like this poem a lot Joan !!
Jan 30 2012 19:12 GMT ForestSpirit
Always wonderful to see the first daffodils, and thanks, Joan, for reminding me of one of my favourite poems!
Jan 30 2012 21:49 GMT superJoan
Fleur thanks
Jan 30 2012 21:49 GMT superJoan
Thanks sini
Jan 30 2012 21:50 GMT superJoan
Ruth I also love this poem..the little yellow flower you speak of is an Aconite...thanks
Jan 30 2012 21:52 GMT superJoan
Sylvia Daffodils always remind me of the Lake district and Wordsworth....One of my favourite poems and flowers....thanks

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