I Wander Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

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Post by soniakhan33 » 08 Apr 2010, 07:57

it was great collection by william

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Post by vinnz21 » 02 Sep 2010, 19:11

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Post by Perrywinkle47 » 04 Sep 2010, 03:38

enjoyed every minute!

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Post by Jackoliver » 12 Oct 2010, 05:31

Without any confusion its poem is very good romantic .

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Post by Whitemore55 » 14 Jun 2011, 22:26

Great!!! Actually word is the best power of human. If can use them properly then no need to do anything. It works by own.

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Post by Timpane » 10 Sep 2011, 04:34

It was attractive, wind taking... and I habitually went alone. There is just certain thing about being solely in a plantation that is nearly spiritual. So, I utilized to proceed for strolls solely to clear my brain in the new air.

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Post by Ant » 11 Sep 2011, 05:08

This poem is absolutely my favourite of all, to me, it's what poetry is all about, it has everything. (I always call it "Daffodils")

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Post by MaxDaniel » 13 Sep 2011, 00:56

I love this poem. When I was 17 I read it first time and since then I became fan of Wordsworth. He is my favorite poet.

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Post by paketwisatajogja75 » 25 Jan 2012, 22:38

William Wordsworth always make me super..

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Post by Maud Fitch » 27 Jan 2012, 01:27

It was one of the very first poems I committed to memory without a teacher telling me to learn it.
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Post by d3i6amo7nds » 14 Feb 2012, 12:32

I have always liked this poem,it's hard to pick a favourite line- but I think
Then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodills.

Another of Wordsworth's poems I like is Upon Westminster Bridge.

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This city now doeth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning:silent,bare.
Ships towers,domes,theatres and temples lie
Open unto the fields and to the sky
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air

Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour valley,rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I ,never felt a calm so deep!

The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God!the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

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Post by Yamunaji » 13 May 2013, 08:11

Reading this post has taken me back to my childhood - we read this is on a school trip: on a beautiful Spring day in the Lake District (which is where Wordsworth was inspired to write this poem).

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Post by gtcongo123 » 07 Dec 2013, 21:19

I did enjoy the poem. It takes me back to scenes I have enjoyed in nature. God has given us so many beautiful things to enjoy. A beautiful sunset, a winding stream through the woods, or a red bird flying across our path. These memories become still shots that we can carry in our heart forever.

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Post by lemming » 10 Dec 2013, 18:00

knightss wrote:Feel free to answer any or all:

1) Did you enjoy this poem? Why or why not?
I enjoyed the way the poet's choices of metaphor convey closeness with nature - he compares his human self to a part of nature, a "cloud"
, and the daffodils to something human, a "crowd", more company than he'll ever need and the solution to the problem he opens with, loneliness. I also like the idea that you don't need human companionship to cure loneliness - this is a love poem about daffodils rather than a girl.
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Post by Tista » 28 Jan 2014, 12:41

Read it again after a long time. Perhaps 10 years. But still leaves the same effects as it did before.
As for your set of questions, my answers are:
1) I thoroughly enjoyed reading this poem again, especially on a book reviewing site. Stil evokes the same feelings.
2) Yes, I have had the oppurtunity of reading three other poetic works of Sir William Wordsworth. These are "The Lost Love" "Upon Westminster Bridge"(September3,1802) and " The Solitary Reaper". Of these "The Lost Love" is my favourite. I love the poem so much that I would like to share it with all of you:
THE LOST LOVE
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove;
A maid whom there were none to praise,
And very few to love:
A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be:
But she is in her grave, And oh,
The difference to me!
3) These movements of the human race, I believe, are never dependant on a certain period or age. They are always present. It's just that each period brings with it a different perspective. So while romanticism was certainly not the creator of the green movement but one of it's many nurturers.
4)Yes.The poem makes you fall in love with nature once again.
5) I have always enjoyed nature without any company. It feels like meditation and gets one's mind off of a lot of things. I feel that Wordsworth was lucky to have found out such a bliss. Even the best of meditators ae unable to enjoy andat the same time admire such solitude.
6)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
Thank you

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