Saturday, 18 February 2012

Happy Birthday Gran


I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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 -

xxx Thinking of you today xxx


  1. Aw this is lovely. SO glad I have found your blog and thanks so much for leaving a message over at mine.
    Where are you in West Sussex, near me? Yeah it's beautiful around here, I just need to get over the odd bouts of homesickness that I have.
    Be back here soon, am now a follower!
    Hope you ok after being home for a few days.

    1. Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment Gem. I'm fairly new to this and a little shy/embarrassed/nervous about others reading my ramblings!
      I live in East Preston which is between Ferring and Rustington, so just down the road from you. A recommendation for tea and cake would be The Bluebird Cafe on Ferring seafront (good for Sunday breakfast too).
      I'm feeling a little better thanks, taking things day by day. Back at work for a week and now starting the Easter Hols .. lucky me :0)
      Am loving your photos of Worthing seafront. Having lived here all my life I take it for granted but seeing it through fresh eyes makes me realise just how lucky I am to be a seaside girl xx