ALBERT'S POETRY CAFE ~ 'Keeping the Dream Alive' with Helena  November 7, 2010 - November 19, 2010

Contest Completed


blue ribbon - A SECOND CHANCE
gold - Contentment
silver - Touch That Thrills
bronze - Looking at the weeping willow
Albert's award - Wind up all


Hi again poets!

This is another PHRASE contest. Its from the classic poem of Mr. William Wordsworth. I'm sure you are all familiar with this famous write of his.

You must include the phrase "I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD" in your poem to avoid being disqualified.

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"

I wandered loney 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.

William Wordsworth

Happy penning...

~ Helena ~


1st 2nd 3rd 4th prizes and Albert's Award


N.S.W., Australia


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Created Nov 7, 2010