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Today marks 250 years since the birth of the poet William Wordsworth. Year 6 studied some of his poetry earlier this year. He took his inspiration for one of his most famous poems ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ (sometimes know also as Daffodils) whilst walking with his sister in the Lake District  which is not far from us. We thought you might be inspired to have a go at some daffodil poetry or artwork whilst at home. If you click the link below, you can find out some information about the poet and listen to his poetry. We have added the written version below. Don’t forget to send photos of your work to homework@sandylands.lancs.sch.uk

 

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

by William Wordsworth 

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.
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