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Reading: Daffodils by William Wordsworth
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 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.
The weather is starting to look good! Spring is coming! Yesterday I had a lovely conversation with one of my students about the flowers we can see growing now in gardens and in parks. Everywhere looks so pretty, doesn't it? Do you know the names of any of the flowers? You could pick up extra marks in an oral exam if you learn a few. These are daffodils on the left and primroses on the right. So pretty! Look up the names of more flowers - they could get you extra marks in your speaking exams...... Her's a few to get you started Rose Tulip Daisy Dandelion Buttercup Iris Lilly
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