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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.
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- by William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Daffodils", 2006 [ baritone and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Louise Pauline Marie Héritte-Viardot (1841 - 1918), "The daffodils", published 1892 [ voice and piano ], London : Stanley Lucas, Weber & Co [sung text not yet checked]
- by Frederick Kelley (1881 - 1916), "The Daffodils" [sung text not yet checked]
- by Huub de Lange (b. 1955), "Daffodils", published 2007 [ SATB chorus a cappella ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Eric Harding Thiman (1900 - 1975), "I wandered lonely as a cloud" [ SA chorus and piano ], Novello [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Narcisky"
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Die Narzissen", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Ich wandert' einsam wie die Wolk'", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Nárciszok", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- POL Polish (Polski) (Jan Kasprowicz) , "Jak obłok ponad pasmem gór", Warsaw, first published 1907
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2005-08-06
Line count: 24
Word count: 153
Bolyongtam én, mint a felhő, Mi jár a völgy, a domb fölött, S elém arany nárcisz-erdő Terült, a sok virág köszönt; A tó körül s a fák tövén Libegve, ringva szél-zenén. Miként Tejútban a fénylő Meg a pisla csillag-ezred, Sorakoztak vég’ nem érőn Az öböl karéja mellett: Tízezernyi fejet láttam Lengedezni heves táncban. Járta a sok hab ővelük, De túltettek a fodrokon; S a bús poéta földerült, Hisz’ e víg társaság rokon. Nézve - látva - föl sem értem: Kincsre leltem én e képpel. Kanapémra fekszem olykor – Merengő, üres kedéllyel – Fölragyognak ők agyamból Magányomnak gyönyörére; S szívem telik izgalommal És táncol a nárciszokkal.
- Translation from English to Hungarian (Magyar) copyright © 2015 by Tamás Rédey, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2015-03-05
Line count: 24
Word count: 105