Spring & Literary Monday.

Happy March everyone, who can believe we are in the third month of the year and almost a whole year since this Covid thing began!

It is also St David’s Day, Patron Saint of Wales!  Wales and I don’t get along, every time I set foot in Wales in rains the whole time I am there and only stops when I leave!!!

March is also the first month of Spring and over the weekend we saw quite a bit of sunshine and dare I say it was actually mild at some points.  Of course today it is back to dull and grey!  I love Daffodils and I always have them in the garden but mine have all been stollen by the wretched squirrels so have to make do with this picture.  Today is Literary Monday so I thought we would re-visit this 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.

I am not much of a poetry fan but this is one of my favourites. 

This is the Theology Room in the Gladstone Library, Hawarden, Flintshire.
Happy Monday Everyone, have a wonderful week. 
Hugs & Love, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “Spring & Literary Monday.

  1. farmquilter

    Daffies are so cheerful and a definite sign that spring is close when they poke their green shoots through the soil. Iris is the spring flower I have at the farm and is my favorite flower. That library has me drooling. I’m so glad you had a bit of sunshine and a peek at spring this weekend. I have gotten so used to the sunshine here that I don’t think about it much, just enjoy it as normal. I know when I’m back at the farm I will miss it!

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