Daffodils

I’ve never met a daffodil that I didn’t like.  I love the sameness about them.  If you’ve seen one of these posies that’s looking perfectly lovely, odds are that all of them around your chosen one will be as charming and perfect.  I wonder about their DNA….

What if people were like daffodils, all lovely in their identicalness, all blowing together in the spring breezes and nodding under the glorious sunshine, all smiling happily and dreamily at the world passing them by?  No need for individualities and the conflicts that arise from differing perspectives.  Joyously and mindlessly nodding to one another, in perfect agreement…

Something to ponder today as the clouds drift overhead, I leave you with a blessing and these words from William Wordworth.

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:
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.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Natalie
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 09:13:48

    I always laugh when I see how many people stop and read this blog — my very first on WordPress! Though it’s nicely written, it’s hardly my best — may I recommend you read Careena Takes the Wheel, or else one of the Little Wife stories? Also, my nursery rhyme dissections are very humorous… 🙂

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