I’ve been meaning to post this – I think maybe I was initially horrified but my standards are slipping.
Wordsworth was inspired to write Daffodils by the glorious flowers on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District.
A Cumbria Tourism spokesman said: “Wordsworth’s Daffodils poem has remained unchanged for 200 years and to keep it alive for another two centuries we wanted to engage the YouTube generation who want modern music and amusing video footage on the web.
“Hopefully this will give them a reason to connect with a poem published in 1807 as well as with the works of Wordsworth and the stunning landscape of the Lake District. It’s all a bit of fun really.”
David Wilson of the Wordsworth Trust, said: “Wordsworth’s poem is about the mind’s growing awareness over time of the deepening value of an experience, in this case observing the dancing daffodils.
It is awful– so UK peeps, you’ve lost it. Forget all you squirrel purists: