Spring is Finally Here– Celebration of Daffodils

Finally, it seems that spring is here, and we got the chance to pull out the sunscreen and an occasional floppy hat this weekend.  There was even some sunburn to be found!  After all the cold, the burn felt good.  Today isn’t exactly the picture of the spring warmth here in the NYC area, but I’m sure it will be back soon. Since the daffies have made their appearance, it seems like the perfect time to share their most famous poem:

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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.
1804
sunny-daffodil-bill-wakeleyDaffodil fairy

 

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