Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wordsworth's Daffodils

My Sony Ericsson P1i has been my constant companion over the last two years....And every day these days, as I walk down from my University residence towards the Library or my class, it quietly pops out of my pocket and nudges me to use it to capture how beautiful my campus looks, fresh out of its winter slumber....

Some of you might have seen the glorious snowscapes that I had put out in December last year....Now it's time for the Spring Collection....
I'm sure this is the sight that inspired Wordsworth two centuries back to write his wonderful poem Daffodils...

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.


  1. WOW...the pictures go so well with my favourite poem!

  2. lovely absolutely lovely :) I see daffodils everywhere here too...

  3. Amazing pics... the poem is one of my favorite and it was so good to read it along your pics.
    Thanks for the comment

  4. for me Wordsworth and Daffodils have become a synonym for me! Though the tulips aren't that common here, I always cherish his poetry on these exotic flowers. Lovely pics :)

  5. @Nalini: Daffodils remains one of my favourite poems too, along with Leisure by William Henry Davies...

    @LP: I am having such a ball enjoying the various seasons...In Brighton, the weather is comparatively moderate, but there was a lot of snowfall this time and now, like today has been a very bright and sunny day...I'm glad I can put my bulky winter coat away...

    @Farila: I'm hoping that all of you - my new friends can enjoy the joys of English summer with me through this blog..:)

    @Mohan and 25BAR: Keep visiting and telling me what you think..:)

  6. indeed! lovely!
    this is one poem that is taught to us in schools and surely is one of the most popular!
    love it too!

  7. re your trip to airoli, the timing must have been bad because if you go through some of my earlier posts you will see the flamingo flocks of sewri which then move to airoli depending on the tide..

  8. i thing it should be
    Beside the road, beneath the bridge,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    it goes well with ur picture

  9. Sigh sigh...last pictures with my Sony Ericsson...May your soul rest in peace..and if someone undeserving stole you from under my nose, let him never get a day's comfortable usage out of you...Amen!!!

  10. Journomuse, You are a natural writer but you need to work on your photos. I most humbly refer you to Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Exposure".
    And I shamelessly refer you to my post, Go Get a DSLR:

  11. hahaha, indeed, your comment is accepted in all humility...Clicking pictures on my phone can hardly be called stabs at good photography...:) but I am saving up for my DSLR...someday soon...