John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Poet's Corner: I wandered lonely as a Cloud

This was on my mind because I parodied it the other day on a Facebook friend's Wall. Here's the original...

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 dancing Daffodils;
Along the Lake, beneath the trees,
Ten thousand dancing in the breeze.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee: --
A poet could not but be gay
In such a laughing company:
I gaz'd--and gaz'd--but little thought
What wealth the shew 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 (1770 – 1850

And my version:

I wandered hungry as a beast
That prowls the woods 'cross Hill and Stream,
When all at once I saw a feast
A microwaveable Taco Supreme.

Yeah, my scansion sucks. And the subject is perhaps not the most lofty, but that's what I was given to work with. But other than that, I think it's kind of OK.

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