Okay so I am not posting something very original today, but I am posting a poem which I think most of you would already know. If you don’t, well, you can read it here. I was reminded of this poem in one of my lectures today and I thought I would post it because it is one of my favourite poems. It makes me feel good and I think it will make you feel good too. It is a very simple poem and I first heard it in school. I really liked it then too as I do today.
So, here goes…
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.
Isn’t it a nice poem?
I really liked it because it reminds me that we all wander and feel lonely sometimes, like a cloud. But, we also have that field of beautiful, golden daffodils that we only need to think of to start feeling better again. The daffodils make us realize of the joy we can find in simple things, in nature. It is something that we can all share and that joy, that pleasure of seeing something beautiful will always stay with us. Both sad and happy moments are a part of life, we need to decide what to remember and dwell on and what to let go of. Our ‘daffodils’ , those happy, wonderful memories, are always going to be with us. We only need to remember them to be happy and never let them go.
Until next week then.