Friday, March 8, 2013

Daffodils, Poetry and Scripture

After the icing of Feb 26th, it was hard to find flowers that survived but these lovely Daffodils are blooming in our field. 



Daffodils

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. 
Righteousness shall go before him; a
nd shall set us in the way of his steps.
Psalm 85:11-13


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31 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures, Anne. We have a few daffodils poking their pert yellow heads up. Such a welcome sight this time of year.

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    1. Thanks, Keli. They always make me smile when they start blooming :) I know warmer weather is near!

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  2. Beautiful photos, Anne! I love both the Scriptures and poem - they compliment the photographs perfectly.

    God bless
    Marissa
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Marissa! I appreciate your comment :)

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  3. I need to start looking for my daffs -- they should be making an appearance soon.

    Beautiful photos and verse, Anne. xo

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    1. You have an owl, Nancy! That's way cooler than daffodils :)

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  4. Daffodils are my favorite flower! Lovely! Ours aren't up yet, so seeing yours is a treat! Thanks for visiting!
    Ruth

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    1. Hi Ruth, Daffodils are so bright and happy. I love them too. :)

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  5. can't wait until we have daffodils in Missouri-a little too early here for them

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    1. They are a promising sign of Spring!

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  6. Awesome photos...still too cold for the real thing here in MA...but soon I hope.

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    1. Thanks! I guess it is too cold up there, yet :) Y'all must be covered in snow.

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  7. Beautiful photos. I love daffodils. My orchids are blooming now! Guess they think it is Springtime when they started to bloom in January. :-)

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    1. You have so many things that bloom in paradise throughout the winter months, don't you? I love the first flowers in winter because that means warmer weather is on its way! ♥ you sister :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing the sweet shots and lovely sentiments...there is something about daffodils and spring coming that inspires hope, renewal and beauty...be blessed!

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    1. I agree, Nancy. I think it is because Christ arose and brought new life to those who believe in him! That's where the beauty, hope and renewal are!

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  9. Daffodils are a sure sign of spring. Great shots!

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    1. Thanks! I am SO ready for warm weather and opening the windows :)

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    1. Yes, they are! I love looking at them.

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  11. The daffodils are very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you coming by and commenting :)

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  12. welcome to tina´s picstory :) and thanx for your lovely flowers!

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  13. I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #73!

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