Thursday, March 19, 2015

Snowdrops...

...standing taller after the melting of the snow.

 

TO A SNOWDROP


          Lone Flower, hemmed in with snows and white as they
          But hardier far, once more I see thee bend
          Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend,
          Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day,
          Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay
          The rising sun, and on the plains descend;
          Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend
          Whose zeal outruns his promise! 
 
Blue-eyed May
          Shall soon behold this border thickly set
          With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing                
          On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;
          Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
          Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring,
          And pensive monitor of fleeting years!
 
         ~William Wordsworth, 1819 
 

5 comments:

  1. Perfect beauty -- snowdrops and Wordsworth! P. x

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  2. All have just about gone over here, so nice to see yours.

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  3. Beautiful post! I love the picture and the poem. I wish we had now drops around here, but I have never seen them. My daffodils and hyacinth are blooming now!

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  4. Snowdrops are blooming here in S. Wisconsin now, too. The Crocuses are emerging and should bloom soon, too. Love this time of year. Lovely Snowdrops and Wordsworth poem. :)

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  5. Lovely to see snowdrops...mine are still hiding under the snow...

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