Sunday, March 16, 2008


Spring must be coming soon!  Today we are watching the ACC Basketball Championship.  Later, we will do what we've done every year on Palm Sunday, since 2005, watch The Passion of the Christ.  Yesterday, Jen's son braved sticker bushes and high weeds to get to the daffodils blooming in the vacant community space next to our house.  Aren't they pretty?  It inspired me to go searching for a fitting poem.

by William Wordsworth  (1770–1850)

I WANDER'D 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 stretch'd 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.

Isn't it amazing that a poem written so long ago (more than 200 years!) can still be so pretty to hear today?  I hope that I can call these pretty daffodils to mind when I'm feeling pensive!!!

I'm sorry I have been so negligent in updating my blog, dear friends.  I hope to post more often!

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