Daffodil Runes


a grove of daffodils
circled by bees,
runes of springtime

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: Look no farther for signs of spring. New England is burgeoning with them. I post about daffodils every spring. Here’s a poem from my current reverie, seeing the classic shape as a letter meaning spring, similar to the letter “i”, but blooming. Happy Poetry Friday and thanks to Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche for hosting. A bonus daffodil poem below:

Poetry Friday Heron

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud


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.
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

58 thoughts on “Daffodil Runes

  1. Our daffodils have come and gone, but I do so look forward to them each spring. I’m glad to get a peek at yours this week and love “runes of spring.”

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  2. I used to live near a small town in middle Tennessee called, Bell Buckle. Every spring they held a Daffodil Festival. The road leading into town was lined with thousands of yellow daffodil first planted by the town’s founder. It is a lovely, artist community. Seeing all these lovely flowers is making me homesick.

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  3. Is it OK with you if I find your take more fun than Wordsworth? I do love the way you find something simple but timeless and make me think, yes…yes, that’s it.

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  4. Ours have said their goodbyes, but I took a similar pic earlier. I love your idea of ‘runes’, which will stay in my memory, Brenda. They are spring’s opening salvo, aren’t they?

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  5. Those are beautiful daffodils. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that variety before. They are such a lovely springtime sight, aren’t they? The Wordsworth poem has always been a favorite of mine. Thanks for a double daffodilicious springtime treat.

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