Feb 25, 2009

Look what I found!

"Daffodils" (1804)
I WANDER'D 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 stretch'd 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.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

Look what I found in my yard today. So really it was not ten thousand, but I wait for them to come out all winter long. My daffodils and crocuses are out. I plant tons together, and have been watching them slowly creep up out of the ground for 3 weeks now. But today the first one bloomed. Spring is coming. The "popcorn" trees were blooming today (that's what Hunter calls them) I also noticed as I drove around. We are surrounded by blooming trees in this fertile valley, and all down the road they look like they are covered in popcorn. It is always interesting to me how the billowy blooms fill the tree first and then the leaves.

1 comment:

  1. Our bulbs are coming out too - we have our first one in a vase in the house. I immediately thought of you and Hunter. I really like the poem.