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I wandered lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils)

I wandered lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils)


by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils) Resources


Poetry Foundation

Many of Wordsworth’s most famous poems are available – free! – on the Poetry Foundation website.

The Wordsworth Trust

Learn all about Dove Cottage (where Wordsworth wrote "I wandered lonely as a Cloud," Wordsworth's friendship with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and some of the major themes in Wordsworth's work.

William "The Interminable" Wordsworth

A funny biography of the poet.


Jeremy Irons Reads

The famous British actor reads "I wandered lonely as a Cloud."

"Daffodils" Rap?

This is not a joke: a guy dressed as a squirrel singing a rap version of "I wandered lonely as a Cloud." Courtesy of the good folks at the Cumbria tourist board.


Stream Audio Readings

Readings of several poems by Wordsworth, including the poem formerly known as "The Daffodils."


Another recording of "I wandered lonely as a Cloud."



The official "Wordsworth Daffodil Garden" in Grasmere, the poet's hometown.

The Lake District

The gorgeous Lake District in England, a Romantic poet’s paradise.

Historical Documents

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Take

Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal entry describing the fateful day she and her brother came upon the daffodils.


Poetry for Young People: William Wordsworth

Poems like "I wandered lonely as a Cloud" are given color illustrations in this edition designed to appeal to a younger audience.

William Wordsworth: A Life, by Steven Gill

Unlike some of the later Romantic poets who died young, Wordsworth had a long and eventful life, full of gossip and intrigue.

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