ART: Famous People Painting

This painting is truly amazing, but more surprising is that it has been “computerized”. Click on the link below and see a larger version of the picture. Roll your mouse over the characters and the program tells you who is, each of them.

Click in the body, and you will be re-directed to the Wikipedia life and history of each.

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POETRY: William Wordsworth / “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” a.k.a. “Daffodils” / 1804


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.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
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.

Reference: Poetry Foundation