Tuesday, 15 March 2011

At Last The Daffodils Are Here!



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.

William Wordsworth

8 comments:

  1. Oh I do love a Jolly narcissus...

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  2. ...so do I.
    I was still looking for the punchline though...
    Sx

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  3. Narcissus poeticus? I prefer tulips with their big purple veiny heads tossing in the breeze, but they never seem to flower in my garden.

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  4. You have to keep your daffs and tulips separate because they don't like each other.
    Try growing the tulips in tubs.
    Sx

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  5. A bit like segregation? Thanks Scarlet, I will try that next year. I have a raised fishpond in my garden that I had filled in, I shall plant some tulips in there and create a beautiful tulip ghetto.

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  6. Old Bill had it with words!

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  7. Don’t forget to wear your strap-on!

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  8. Yes Mago he had a rare gift for vignettes and shit.

    What a marvelous invention MJ, the pogo chair, ideal for long shopping trips. I'll be the envy of the high street with one of those strapped to my arse.

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