Wednesday, 23 January 2008

A host, of golden daffodils (well a jug actually)

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 thoughtWhat 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.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

I had to learn that at school- that and 'The Jabberwocky'. Quite pleased I haven't got one of those on my lounge windowsill though...


The List Writer said...

Oh daffodils are my favourite flowers of all time! It feels as though spring is coming once there is a jug of them in the house.

Seeing them on your windowsill has brightened my whole day - and made me itch to go out and find some for my own windowsill now!


driftwood said...

I quite agree that a jaberwocky on the window wouldn't bring such hopes of spring!

dottycookie said...

I have a remarkably similar jugful on the mantelpiece. And the first one came out in the garden yesterday!

Dragonfly said...

I think I've got that jug too! It's perfect for daffodils. And big enough for gravy at Christmas!

Thimbleanna said...

Hi Anna! I found your delightful blog via DottyCookie -- um, gee, it was your name that piqued my interest, teehee. I adore your new little herb garden, am so envious that you're in the Cotswolds, and am drooling over that ginger cake -- if only we had some of those ingredients listed!

Cowboys & Custard said...

I am a big fan of the humble daff and an equally big fan of Jabberwocky... it is a family favourite and a usual cry of joy is ' O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
Lovely to see the sun today...I wondered what the bright orb in the sky was and then I remembered.


Janette said...

beautiful daffs, I love them they are always so cheerful and bring a great splash of colour after all the red of Christmas. really lovely.


Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahh I love daffodils & I saw my first sighting of them on sale yesterday along with tulips which I love and it just cheered me right up! Tee Hee!
love Alison x

Ragged Roses said...

Beautiful daffs. I threw my daffs away this morning, such a shame as they were so lovely and sunny in the kitchen, Roll on Spring... I remember helping my daughter to learn Jabberwocky - yeuch!

shabby chic said...

Yes roll on spring time flowers, I love the earings you made too in your previous post you must have a very steady hand x mmm I can still smell that ginger cake too

Lucy Bloom said...

What a lovely, cheering post, just what we need right now. Thanks for entering my giveway, and best of luck!
Lucy x

Annie's Abode said...

I have a jug of tulips and a couple of pots of daffs - I am trying to bring spring into my home as quickly as possible and that is what your photograph reminds me of - spring!

Poshyarns said...

It is so lovely to see the first of the daffodils arriving, your post reminded me to add them to my shopping list - the perfect remedy to all this filthy, grey weather. When walking today I was excited to see them beginning to emerge from the ground although I think it will be some weeks yet before we have any flowering here.

Marrisa said...

Awww I also love Daffs. As a child we had an enormous plot of land (with chickens and goats!) and there would be hundreds of them. We would have a million vases in the house filled with them!

Thanks for dropping by to my blog, you have a cutie blog right here too!

Hazel Designs said...

This gives me spring fever! You should post an updated picture of your herb garden.