Friday, February 26, 2010

Its time for daffodils..

At this time of year Daffodils "flash upon the inward eye," and bring back memories of my self as a young girl running to school, passing by the church yard filled with grave stones adorned with hundreds of brightly bobbing daffodils flowers...

They hold a special place in my heart, as they herald the coming of spring, and I would guess they're a welcome sight for those of us who live here in the Pacific Northwest due to the traditionally long grey winters we get.

So I send you all this photo and lovely poem by William Wordsworth to brighten your day.

With Love,


I Wandered Lonely as a cloud

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 and 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.

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