By William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
To hear the beautiful song by Lynda and Steve, click the play arrow below. Steve wrote the tune. Lynda sang along. Just wonderful!
(Click the side arrows to move through the slide show.) Wordsworth said he wrote the poem in 1804. He was inspired on April 15, 1802, when he and his sister discovered a long row of daffodils on a walk in the Lake District of England. The poem was originally published in Poems in Two Volumes (Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orma, 1807). This version appeared in Poems by William Wordsworth (Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orma & Brown, 1815). The painting is by J M W Turner, called Ullswater from Gobarrow Park. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District. The handwriting is a version of the poem in Wordsworth’s penmanship.