Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dancing Daffodils

I was sitting at a stoplight where the median was planted with daffodils today. As each car blew past hurrying to their destination, the daffodils danced. They wiggled and jiggled and swayed. It looked like quite a party. I wished for a camera to capture the sight. Wordsworth said it best...

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:

shirley said...

How great! I love daffodils and the poem is perfect. I need to plant some this September / October.....