I wandered lonely as a cloud – The Daffodils
A lot is happening in the world today that, I believe for an average person like me, it is hard to understand. It is so easy to feel small in the bigness of some of the tragedies happening these last few months. I think humanity is realised now that things which we were taking as granted are basically the real asset to us. With all the chaos and pain, there is still so much for us to embrace, like love and memories. Memories that help us to overcome our painful moments and navigate us to the comforting breeze of feelings.
I experience a similar kind of feelings when yesterday I was reading a book of selected poems by William Wordsworth. The poem that fascinates me a lot in my childhood and has fond memories to it – The Daffodils. The Daffodils is a lyric poem by William Wordsworth. It is Wordsworth’s best-known work. He inspired by an event on 15 April 1802 in which Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy came across a “long belt” of daffodils. Written sometime between 1804 and 1807 (in 1804 by Wordsworth’s own account), it was first published in 1807 in Poems, in Two Volumes, and a revised version was published in 1815.
I have made a short music video on that poem as a tribute to the cherished memories that resonates my thoughts whenever I read them. I believe the readers and listeners to this video will experience a similar rendition of thoughts and memories.