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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 leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but 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.

To an Early Daffodil

by Amy Lowell

Thou yellow trumpeter of laggard Spring!
Thou herald of rich Summer’s myriad flowers!
The climbing sun with new recovered powers
Does warm thee into being, through the ring
Of rich, brown earth he woos thee, makes thee fling
Thy green shoots up, inheriting the dowers
Of bending sky and sudden, sweeping showers,
Till ripe and blossoming thou art a thing
To make all nature glad, thou art so gay;
To fill the lonely with a joy untold;
Nodding at every gust of wind to-day,
To-morrow jewelled with raindrops. Always bold
To stand erect, full in the dazzling play
Of April’s sun, for thou hast caught his gold.
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This lone daffodil plant growing in my flower bed was brought back from one of my trips my Grandma’s home in Mounds, OK.
They just grew along the road leading to her home.  She had the growing throughout her yard at random.  They just grew where ever they wanted.
I recall that I had more at one time, but this little one has blessed me every Spring with it’s joyful little blooms.
They don’t last long so I like to marvel in their loveliness while they are here,
and of course I remember my Grandma when I look at them and wish that I could share this time with her too.
I then I realize that she probably has fields of daffodils all around her in heaven.
I pray you take time today to enjoy the signs of Spring.
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  • Anita ,

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing! =)

  • I just love the picture of the daffodils. What beauty and the markings of Spring. I read the poems, and just so meaningful and sure makes a person think. I really liked both of them. Thanks for sharing the daffodil pictures and poems.

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