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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.

2 thoughts on “A is for April

  1. You’re a lot farther along with spring than we are. Our snow has barely melted and I’m finally getting a few crocuses. No leaves or even buds yet, no grass. I know it will get here eventually, but I’m ready for it now. Those cherry blossoms are gorgeous. At least I’ll be able to get out in my yard and rake. I’m even looking forward to that. Thanks for posting the Daffodils poem. I’ve always liked it. 🙂

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