A Wordsworth Feeling

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Poem inspired by one of the greatest romantic poets, turned into light verse.

A Wordsworth Feeling

I know no daffodils that dance
Along the margin of some bay.
I see no flowers waving heads
In some jocund, graceful way.

Yet, when on my couch I rest,
Seeing flowers in my dreams
I quite often deeply feel,
Life is richer than it seems.


Submitted: January 27, 2013

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Sultry Alice

I like this, short, interesting, and poetically written

Thanks

Sun, January 27th, 2013 4:28pm

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Tank you for your nice comment. If you liked my spin-off, you will probably like the original inspiration Wordsworth's poem The Daffodils even better.

Sun, January 27th, 2013 11:42am

HR Matthews

Wow. I agree with Alice. Despite it's short length, this poem speaks a powerful idea into existence. Beautifully written and well expressed. Thank you for sharing!

Sun, January 27th, 2013 5:11pm

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Thank you for your nice comment. It's always a great pleasure when someone appreciates your work.

Sun, January 27th, 2013 11:38am

Ava Rosien

I'm glad I decided to pop in a read a bit of your work!

A beautifully worded and constructed poem that brings
to mind the classic poets. Well done sir! :)

Sun, January 27th, 2013 9:57pm

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Thank you for your kind remarks about this poem. I hope this poem shows the love of the classic poets that we seem to share. Endymion seemed to have done the trick.

Sun, January 27th, 2013 2:49pm

Indie Skreet

Who's Wordsworth? :D poetically inspired ... beautifully penned/typed!

Mon, February 4th, 2013 9:54pm

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Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your kind words. By the way, William Wordsworth was one of the most important British romantic poets, who lived from 17070-1850. He lived in the Lake District in the North of England. For a number of years he lived in a house called Dove Cottage in the village of Grassmere, where he and his sister Dorothy lie in the local graveyard. Dove Cottage is also the Wordsworth museum. The museum is worth a visit if you're into poetry. My Poem was inspired by his poem I wander'd lonely as a cloud; also sometimes called The Daffodils. It end with the beautiful lines:
"And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."

His work is worth checking out.

Mon, February 4th, 2013 3:10pm

Indie Skreet

oh dear, that attempt at humour fell flat! I'm a Brit for goodness sake and I know there are a lot of ignorant ones, but not all! Daffodils is probably the most famous poem in the UK :D

Mon, February 4th, 2013 11:21pm

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It probably is.

Tue, February 5th, 2013 9:01am

dibbledabble

As a boy I thought it was 'I wander lonely as a clown' No clown here. I almost swayed in the breeze myself as I read.

Dibs

Tue, February 5th, 2013 5:07pm

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Thanks Dibs, you must have had a great childhood, filled with clowns and such, or you must have had a very vivid imagination. Come to think of it, in away, it even makes sense to have clown istead of cloud. You could always try to turn this into one of your own poems. Good luck.

Tue, February 5th, 2013 9:17am

Derina Peng

I found this Daffodils! I can understand this time! I like the simplicity is beauty side of view. " I quite often deeply felt, / Life is richer than it seems." Beautiful ending!

Thu, April 18th, 2019 3:06pm

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Thank you. I guess we have to thank Wordsworth for the original idea.

Thu, April 18th, 2019 1:28pm

Sharief Hendricks

Ah such imagery Bert

I am not much of a flower expert but i smelled the daffodils...

Loved It !

Tue, September 29th, 2020 1:39pm

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Thanks Sharief. I wrote this because the poem known as The Daffodils by William Wordsworth is one of my favourite poems in the English language. I once visited Dove Cottage - Wordsworth's house in Grassmere (the Lake District) - in spring, and Daffodils could be seen in the very environment he wrote about. That was special.

Mon, October 5th, 2020 12:07pm

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