DAFFODILS – Floral Friday #1

I’ve decided to start this little weekly post to showcase something that pairs both my love of Flowers, along with something else that I love. Literature, Art, Music, Food… Whatever I choose! Every week I will share something that is a little bit of each, and who know what could pop up each week!

This week I wanted to share with you all this absolutely beautiful poem about Daffodils. I really love poetry, and I have recently started to explore that love a little more. What could be better than a poem about flowers!

Now that it is Spring down here in New Zealand, we are seeing Daffodils everywhere. They are always a welcome sight to see after a long, cold Winter (although I do love Winter too). When I see the Daffodils out it means that dresses, gardening, longer days and walks on the beach are all not too far away.

 

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (also commonly known as “Daffodils“)
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. 

Poem about Daffodils

 

I hope that this lovely poem is a nice start to your weekend, and I can’t wait to share other beautiful flowery words and bookish items with you all.

 

What is your favourite flower?
Let me know and I’ll add it to my list to feature on Floral Friday!

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