Sunday, September 03, 2006

my mom's favorite poem


Bee-sleepy, originally uploaded by mymomssecretblog.
In an e-mail this morning, Mom sent this picture. It was taken in her garden yesterday afternoon. If you look closely you'll see a bumble bee nestled in the nasturtium’s bright orange blossoms.

Mom's favorite poem is "The Daffodils" by nineteenth century poet, William Wordsworth. I'd like to think if William Wordsworth had come across this serene scene, he might’ve written an ode to nasturtiums instead.
The 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.

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