I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud - Gathered by Lukas
Updated: Mar 9, 2021
18th May 2020
Here are my three handpicked and freely styled bunches of daffodils to lift our moods during Mental Health Awareness Week and share some beautiful flowers from home #MyChelseaGarden.
The poem by Wordsworth celebrates the relief from isolation that he felt in the company of daffodils.
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 (1815)