Monday, March 5, 2018


"Daffodils that come before the swallow dares
And takes the winds of March with beauty."
-William Shakespeare

One of the first flowers of springtime
Daffodils often bloom in the snow.

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attained his noon.

Stay, stay
Until the hasting day
Has run
But to the evensong;

And, having prayed together, we
Will go with you along
We have short time to stay, as you
We have as short a spring;

As quick a growth to meet decay
As you, or anything
We die
As your hours do, and dry

Like to the summer's rain;
Or as the pearls of morning's dew,
Ne'er to be found again.

Beautiful Daffodils border a path in Parson's Reserve
Dartmouth, Massachusetts 

"To Daffodils"
Robert Herrick

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