Thursday, April 12, 2007
Oh NO they didn't!
"Two hundred years after wandering through drifts of spring flowers in the Lake District, William Wordsworth has been given a pop video and rap version of his famous poem on daffodils. Read by a zany red squirrel in a series of dramatic mountain and lakeside locations, the hip take on the 24 lines of verse aims to lure more young people to the national park this summer." "Wordsworth's Daffodils poem has remained unchanged for 200 years," said a spokeswoman for Cumbria tourist board. "To keep it alive for another two centuries we want to engage the YouTube generation who go for modern music and amusing video footage on the web." - The Guardian (UK) 04/11/06
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.
I wandered lonely along as if I was a cloud
That floats on high over vales and hills
When all at once I looked down and saw a crowd
And in my path there was a host of golden daffodils
so Check it!
The kind of sight that puts your mind at ease
I saw beside the lake and beneath the trees ...
Is it really necessary to dumb-down everything in this world? Is nothing sacred? Is there no longer a belief in the idea of universal timeless appeal? – DN