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A is for April

So today is the first day of April. The sky is a cloudless blue, flowers are blooming, trees are growing leaves. Looks like a lovely spring day outside; I just cannot go outside to enjoy it. Because of the coronavirus.

I fear I will miss spring entirely. I feel spring itself has become an April Fool’s Joke.

But! I can enjoy pictures of spring. I can even enjoy videos of cherry trees in DC:

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FROM: https://cherryblossomwatch.com/peak-bloom-forecast/

 

It looks pretty! One day maybe I will go visit.

And, also, I feel that this is a  good time to revisit the Daffodils poem. Is it more summer than spring? Anyway,  I was thinking of it today.

Daffodils 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 be but 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.