I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

Illustration for kids poem 'I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud' (Daffodils) by William Wordsworth
A person finds great pleasure in seeing a field of daffodils.
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
Outdid 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.

 

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Happiness

1. Why do you think the sight of daffodils made the person in this poem so happy?

2. Can you describe something that has made you feel very happy recently? Why did it make you feel like this?

POEMS FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Header illustration by Mitrushova at Adobe Stock

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