sunnyside daffs.

April 28, 2015
daffodils | reading my tea leaves
The sun was too bright for taking photos, really. But the giant daffs are already on their way out and I liked the way the intense morning light illuminated these cheerful fellows. So, sun-drenched daffs and a poem for your Tuesday.
daffodils | reading my tea leaves

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
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.

daffodils | reading my tea leaves More daffodils HERE and HERE.

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  • Reply Anonymous April 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you, thank you — one of my favorite poems and flowers, beautifully showcased here by you.

  • Reply Sherrill H. April 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Gorgeous! My daffodils have already bloomed and left. 🙁 We have early springs here. Love the poem as well.

  • Reply April 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I remember reading this poem in my first university English class, and hating it— whatever was the matter with me? 🙂 Sometimes I think we dislike things when they're forced upon us. Beautiful poem, and beautiful photos. I can almost feel that brilliant white sun.

  • Reply Emma April 28, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I began a botany block with my fifth grade on Monday, and used this poem to introduce our studies. It made me smile to see it here too!

  • Reply Gillian April 29, 2015 at 11:12 am

    oh my mom loves this poem! I can't wait to share the link with her 🙂

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