#Blogtober17 – Day 6 – Flowers

flowers

Flowers

I don’t know my flowers as well as maybe I should. The names all confuse me and I can never remember what they are actually called. The obvious flowers such as Daffodils, Tulips, Poppies etc I know and recognise but I couldn’t tell you what the others are called.

William Wordsworth wrote a poem about Daffodils (which were apparently my beloved nan’s favourite flower)

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.

7 Comments

  1. 6th October 2017 / 10:20 am

    I love that poem 🙂

  2. 6th October 2017 / 1:49 pm

    I don’t have a clue when it comes to flowers names either. My MIL is a garden designer and knows the latin names of them – properly puts me to shame!

  3. 6th October 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Ahh! I know that poem…Beautiful.
    I am rubbish when it comes to flowers too…I know what I like but have no idea what they are sometimes. lol

    • 7th October 2017 / 2:48 pm

      me too! I sometimes feel like I should take better notice, but then forget lol!

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