Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring is on its way....

The other night I went to have dinner with M L. We had a fantastic menu, including vegetable soup, sweet potatoes with bread crumbs, homemade bread sticks, a salad with avocados, and a quiche. Then to top it all off, she made an apple crisp with blueberries. We also sipped on chai tea. It was soooo yummy!

But before I left, M L made me leave with beautiful daffodils. I looove daffodils, almost as much as I love sunflowers. In high school I had to research a Romantic poet. I chose William Wordsworth. He has a poem entitled "Daffodils", sometimes referred to as "I Wandered Lonely on a Cloud".

Here's the poem:

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.

My heart is definitely filled with pleasure.....

Some of the stems hadn't yet bloomed, but over the course of the last few days, they all opened up and looked so beautiful.

Thanks for the flowers, M L! My roomies and I enjoyed them on our kitchen table for the last few days!

It makes me excited to think spring is really a-comin'!
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