3.08.2009

Daffodil Spottings

I know I wrote not too long ago about how I don't like spring. Well, today I feel differently. I'm excited about spring especially with the flowers coming out of the ground. Tulips tend to be my favorite spring flower. They are not quite in bloom, but the daffodils have begun to shine. They are like little spots of sun wherever they pop their heads up. Always these sightings remind me of one of my most favorite poems. It began to be so after one of my dearest college friends claimed daffodils as her favorite flower and, if I remember correctly, this was one of her favorite poems as well. So, this poem is not only beautiful for it's words, but for that friendship I cherish as well.

Daffodils

By William Wordsworth

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.

1 comment:

  1. I have tulips in my house right now, and now I will think of you when I look at them!

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