Wednesday, July 23, 2014

To the Daisy

If you look at poems and texts that have survived the centuries,
you can see that there is a kind of blessed continuity.
For generations, people have loved starlight and moonlight,
the passing of seasons and flowers in bloom.

Daisies are one of the flowers that have caught the fancy of 
writers and poets through the ages.
In the 15th century, Chaucer wrote that the daisy 
was his favorite flower in the meadow.

And in the 18th-century poem  "To the Daisy," Wordsworth wrote:
Yet like a star, with glittering crest,
Self-poised in air thou seem'st to rest ...

The love of daisies is timeless.


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