Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thou yellow trumpeter of laggard Spring!

Thou yellow trumpeter of laggard Spring.
Thou herald of rich Summer's myriad flowers.
The climbing sun with new recovered powers
Does warm thee into being, through the ring
Of rich, brown earth he woos thee, makes thee fling
Thy green shoots up, inheriting the dowers
Of bending sky and sudden, sweeping showers,
Till ripe and blossoming thou art a thing
To make all nature glad, thou art so gay;
To fill the lonely with a joy untold;
Nodding at every gust of wind to-day,
To-morrow jeweled with raindrops. Always bold
To stand erect, full in the dazzling play
Of April's sun, for thou hast caught his gold.

To An Early Daffodil
~Amy Lowell~

12 comments: said...

Denise, When I was child my grandmother said to me that YELLOW IS THE COLOR OF HEALTH.

Cezar and Léia said...

The yellow inspiration today, it's beautiful!
Thanks for the lovely poem and so beautiful flowers!
We wish you a Happy Easter, lots of love to your hearts!

Valerie said...

Daffodils certainly make me feel glad. Lovely poem, Denise. I do like your header, by the way.

jabblog said...

Simply gorgeous! The sight and scent of daffodils on a warm spring day is wonderful:-)

diane b said...

A lovely flower and a lovely poem. I wish I could grow them but its too hot.

Jane and Chris said...

A beautiful poem for a beautiful flower!
I just found out that in Norway these are called Easter lilies.
Jane x

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos, great poem. I love your header also.

crafty cat corner said...

Lovely, lovely poem.
Sadly the daffs are nearly all finished here. How quickly each season goes.
Still to compensate the trees are giving us beautiful green new leaves.
Have a good holiday

ladyfi said...

What beautiful gold you have captured!

imac said...

Perfect my friend.

Cloudia said...

it is healing to bathe in such yellow delight!

Warm Aloha from Honolulu

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Kay said...

Oh, I do so love daffodils. I really do miss the spring flowers in Hawaii.