200 Years Of Daffodils
Today marks 200 years since the revised version of William Wordsworth's poem "Daffodils" was published Wordsworth wrote his most famous piece, 'Daffodils', in 1804 but it was 1815 before the version we think of today was published.
Well, it had to be a blip from Glencoyne Bay today, then. This is said to be the place that inspired him to write his famous poem. There was certainly a lot of fluttering in the gale blowing today but no mention of rain, hail or sleet in the poem!
Another cold trip out blipping!
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.