Daffodils at Ullswater

par virginielebrun

 

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THE 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

William Wordsworth était un fréquent visiteur de Ullswater et écrivit ce beau poème et j’avais envie de le partager avec vous.

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Ce poète anglais (1770-1850) est le précurseur de la période romantique anglaise avec Samuel Taylor Coleridge et la publication de Lyrical Ballads en 1798. Son oeuvre principale est The prelude dans lequel il raconte ses expériences de jeunesse.

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