Poet William Wordsworth was England’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. He, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey, were known as the Lake Poets, and began the Romantic literature movement in England.
Wordsworth’s best remembered poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, or Daffodils, was inspired by seeing an expanse of the lively yellow spring flowers while on a walk with his sister Dorothy, on April 15, 1802.
I Wandered lonely as a cloud
FYI – did you know Wordsworth wrote a travel book about the Lake District as a “sort of national property in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy”?