I have my first blooming Daffodil of spring today! Such a welcome site with it's shining yellow bloom at the edge of my woods. There will be more to come each day as all of the other blooming plants start out a subdued shade of green and progress to an explosion of blooms in every shade. Only a long cold winter could inspire a poet to pen a verse about the beloved Daffodil!
Have a bright yellow day!
- "Daffodils" (1804)
I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
When all at once I saw a crowd,
- That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
- A host, of golden daffodils;
Continuous as the stars that shine
They stretch'd in never-ending line
- And twinkle on the Milky Way,
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
- Along the margin of a bay:
The waves beside them danced; but they
A poet could not but be gay,
- Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
- In such a jocund company:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
They flash upon that inward eye
- In vacant or in pensive mood,
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
- Which is the bliss of solitude;
- By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
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