22 Mar

How I love them so. Each year I plant more of them. Clusters reach upward all standing at attention proudly displaying their brightness. And there is one in the far corner of the yard swaying alone in the wind leaning toward the house as if reaching for acceptance. There will be more next year. Plenty more.

To Daffodils

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain’d his noon.
Stay, stay,
Until the hasting day
Has run
But to the even-song;
And, having pray’d together, we
Will go with you along.

We have short time to stay, as you,
We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay,
As you, or anything.
We die
As your hours do, and dry
Like to the summer’s rain;
Or as the pearls of morning’s dew,
Ne’er to be found again.

Robert Herrick


Posted by on March 22, 2011 in Flowers, Photography


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12 responses to “Daffodils

  1. Pastor Larry

    March 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

    We have a bunch of yellow ones

  2. Krista

    March 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

    So very pretty! I don’t have any myself, but I LOVE wandering through the city and seeing them popping up here and there. 🙂

  3. Val Erde

    March 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    We also have them, they’re lovely!


    March 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

    lovely flowers -made even lovelier by your words. A short life but gives so much joy.

  5. Jingle

    March 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    beautiful flower…perfect verse to match it..

    invite you to join poets rally week 40…
    simply visit me for details…all submissions are to be represented by the end of the week.
    Happy Writing.
    Looking forward to seeing you share your talent with us.
    You rock.

  6. elegies

    March 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I grow these too. I like as a change to traditional yellow ones.

  7. burstmode

    March 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    nicely done. Good background!

  8. Kim Nelson

    March 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    What a beautiful photo. I live in the desert southwest, so daffodils aren’t too common. I do, however, have a wonderful iris bed!

  9. Kellie Elmore

    March 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Happy rally! So happy to have.come here! I’ve found a new favorite! Adore your blog! Hugs!

  10. Promising Poets Parking Lot

    March 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm


    wishing you the best.
    share one piece with us today, make more friends…

    bless you.

  11. Jamie Dedes

    March 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Lovely homage to our much loved daffodils and perfect photo. Altogether enjoyable post. Thank you!

    Happy Rally days.

  12. trisha

    March 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

    fabulous poem.

    i share your sentiments, prettiest flowers leave us very soon. may be nature wants us to yearn for them.

    visiting you from Thursday Rally for poets held at Jingle’s blog, Happy Rally!!



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