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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Rhyme Pattern Workshop)

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
by William Woodsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats 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.


Rhyme Pattern: ababcc

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Structured: Western
Last few words: 
ababcc A beautiful poem for this time of year.
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Content level: 
Not Explicit Content


forgot to post the rhyme pattern........

Certainly! I put it in the last few words. I'll add it below the poem.

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I'd blame bad eyes but I just plain missed it lol.A fairly unusual pattern

about tulips! It is wonderful when imagery can take you somewhere else. A painting you do not have to dust!

This poem always feels so personal to me - as if I'm ambling about in all those daffodils! It truly is refreshing and beautiful!

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I realized I don't have a true favorite rhyming poem or poet, most of what I read is free verse. But it seems I always come back to these daffodils for peace and serenity - and fresh air!

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Beautiful, beautiful tribute!
Many thanks!

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