Gardening for You: Daffodils inspire poetry

Gardening for You: Daffodils inspire poetry

A Welsh legend goes anything like “the one particular who sees the season’s 1st daffodil will have blessings of prosperity in the new year”. The English poet William Wordsworth (1770–1850) echoes the sentiment of the Welsh legend in his passionate poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, much more typically regarded as “Daffodils” (poetryfoundation.org), a person of the most popular poems in England.

Wordsworth was influential in main the Intimate Age of English literature and in his powerful, 24-line poem he finds satisfaction and comfort in nature.

“Daffodils” begins:

“I wandered lonely as a cloud

/ That floats on large o’er vales and hills,

/ When all at when I observed a group.