Dora’s Field, on which hundreds of daffodils are waving in the wind, as a tribute to his daughter, at Rydal Village, is now owned by the National Trust.
On April 15th 1802 during a visti at Ullswater (UK) William Wordsworth was inspired
to write what is perhaps one of his most famous and evocative poems, ’the Daffodils’.
He then was accompanied by his sister , the English author , poet, diarist Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth (born 25 December 1771) with whom he lived most of his life. Her lively poetic description made him compose this poem :
(some details from “the Daffodils”)
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.
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
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.