F Simple and Serene Living: could it be? 09 10
Friday, March 15, 2013

could it be?

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.




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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.

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The waves beside them danced; but they
  Outdid 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:

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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.



Yes, the daffodils are up and blooming. A sure sign of spring.

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17 comments:

  1. It is so great to find your blog. I follow you on facebook already...this is so sweet!! I just started my blog~~ treasureislandthriftstore.blogspot.com Have a beautiful day enjoying the daffodils!! xx

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  2. How pretty. I wish our daffs were up. Still a ways to go for spring here I think.

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  3. Oh l do love that poem, my mum gives me the fireside book every christmas, this poem is one of those l love very much. Sadly every sign of spring has vanished here today under 50 cm of snow. They have forecast snow all the coming week too...but soon winter will have to let go :-) Pam xx

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  4. Oh l do love that poem, my mum gives me the fireside book every christmas, this poem is one of those l love very much. Sadly every sign of spring has vanished here today under 50 cm of snow. They have forecast snow all the coming week too...but soon winter will have to let go :-) Pam xx

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  5. My daffodils are under 2' of snow, but I LOVE that poem. It is so true. Especially in May through October, I try to memorize the look of every beautiful thing here in NW Wisconsin. (It's too easy to remember winter.) lol And oh do I love that photo of the chickens among the daffodils!!

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  6. Wish I could be dancing with the daffodils. I went out with my camera, searching for a sign of Spring, but all I found was some melting snow and a LOT of mud :-(.

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  7. Daffodils are one of my favorite and they smell devine. What beautiful images and signs that spring is here!!:)

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  8. Coming over from Preppy Empty Nester :) Such a pretty blog and I too love daffodils (and tulips at this time of year!) The chickens are darling and perfect for spring. We have baby chicks for sale at our near by Grange store (animal feed supply). I don't dare go in because I may bring a couple home!

    leslie
    www.4aroundthetable

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  9. Laura... what gorgeous images. I was so excited - It was 82 degrees here in Texas. The nurseries were packed. Can't wait to start planting! Have a wonderful weekend. Love the pic of the roosters especially!

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  10. I love the poem and the beautiful images the one with the daffodils in the window is my favorite.

    Cynthia

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  11. They are a beautiful sign of Spring! Happy weekend, my friend!

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  12. Beautiful images and one of my favorite poems ever= xo Diana

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  13. They are always the first sign of spring her on our farm.

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  14. Beautiful poem. Yes, it is a beautiful sight!! Tiny smiley faces this time of the year!

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  15. Spring for sure with lots and lots of daffodils!

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  16. I love the poem and the pretty photos of the daffodils. Wish we were seeing some here, but we still have snow on the ground.
    Have a wonderful, sunning weekend. xo

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  17. How nice! No flowers here yet, but the daffs are up-- about 4" tall.

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