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Poem in Your Pocket

18 Apr

Did you know today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day?  Which is appropriate since it’s National Poetry Month! 

Here’s the idea:  Find your favorite poem, carry it in your pocket throughout the day, and share it with someone by reading it out loud.

I’m excited to share mine with you!  It’s by one of my favorite poets, William Wordsworth.  No one else captures the beauties of the natural world quite like he did.   

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:                                  10
          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,                               20
          They flash upon that inward eye
          Which is the bliss of solitude;
          And then my heart with pleasure fills,
          And dances with the daffodils.

 So dear blog readers, what is your favorite poem?  And with whom will you share it today?

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