Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

My Lone Daffodil Has Bloomed

My lone daffodil has finally bloomed. It's taken three days, but she's a beauty...

She reminded me of this poem by William Wordsworth...I can see the dance of ten thousand. Enjoy!

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 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.

Thanks for reading my blog, see you tomorrow,
Lise

4 comments:

Powell River Books said...

My favourite flower. My smaller ones on the cliff and in the float garden have all bloomed. My larger variety on the float was just buds when we left the cabin yesterday. They should be in full bloom by the time we return in a week and a half. We are headed for Arizona for some sun and Spring Training baseball. - Margy

Vicki Lane said...

All the more precious for being the only one!

bettyl-NZ said...

The more we anticipate, the longer it takes! Lovely final blossom! I sure hope you have many more soon!

Lise said...

Hi Margy, how was Spring Training? Were you welcomed home by your blooming daffodils on the float?

So true Vicki. And now it's covered in snow...

Betty, I think this is my one and only daffodil. My lily's are popping up, but it'll be a while before they bloom.