Snow in April

April 18, 2011

Daffodils

Daffodils - yesterday

I woke up this morning to snow on the ground. Snow is covering the rooftops of my town.

Spring flowers have tightly closed their eyelids, and are pretending to be in some more temperate clime. I wish I could do the same.

Two to four inches of snow are forecast for our part of Michigan.

Still, I am not taking taking this assault sitting down. I am fighting back.

Here’s how:

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
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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