Seeing on who’s in the Google Doodles today, it renewed my interest on Lord Byron and the rest of the great authors and poets of the Romantic Era.
Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelly, John Keats, and William Wordsworth. I got very much interested in Romanticism after I burn few nights researching how it evolve in the literary world and writing a term paper in high school. The paper also needs to include short biography of the authors and poets around that era and of their notable works.
There’s too many authors on that era but I shortlisted them all to include only my favorites In particular is William Wordsworth’s
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
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.
A lyric poem which I came to love. Because I had to memorize it in a day and should form part of a presentation in my speech class. Oh! Please do check out Wordsworth “Lucy Gray” poem, too. He is such my favored Romantic poet.