Saturday, February 26, 2011


Bonjour from Campagne Maison


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.

written in 1804 by William Wordsworth

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company!

Au revoir


Sarah said...

I've only a lone daffodil blooming at the moment. This group look lovely! ~ sarah

Sea Witch said...

My sisters favorite flower, daffodils. A few have already peeked their heads out. Mine are still not ready but should be blooming by next week. Sea Witch

Lorrie said...

I do love this poem. But we'll have to wait for daffodils a wee bit longer around here. They barely poked their little green heads out of the ground, and now they are covered again with snow.

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

Hi Jacque! My daffodils are blooming too! I have a few things trying to bud out as well...I really hope spring is here to stay! Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your sweet comment on my faux stone arch! Feel free to copy away! Isn't that why we are all share?!!?:) Please stop back bay later this week to help me celebrate my one year blogiversary with some giveaways!

Ana said...

Hey there stranger...It was so nice to hear from you Jacque. I am doing well my dear friend, thank you for asking...Hope you are doing well too. Lovely daffodil poem and gorgeous flowers. Sweet blessings to you and yours.

Hugs and Kisses,