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 leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but 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.
at the Window …………….T.
They are rattling breakfast plates in basement
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.
The brown waves
of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
an Army ………….. James
I hear an army charging
upon the land,
And the thunder of horses plunging; foam about
Arrogant, in black armor, behind them stand,
Disdaining the reins, with fluttering whips,
into the night their battle name:
I moan in sleep when I hear afar their whirling
They cleave the gloom of dreams, a blinding
Clanging, clanging upon the heart as upon an
shaking in triumph their long grey hair:
They come out of the sea and run shouting by
My heart, have you no wisdom thus to despair?
My love, my love, my love,
Why have you left me alone?