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For Hywel in memory of Beryl

For Hywel in memory of Beryl

A hill of daffodils

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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.

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Aw, that’s a lovely gesture Paul.

10 Dec, 2020


Ah thank you Paul, that's a lovely thought. Beryl would have enjoyed seeing this photo :)

10 Dec, 2020


Bathgate....what a wonderful sight and a thought.

10 Dec, 2020


Glorious sight!

10 Dec, 2020


Wonderful pic, Paul! You are very kind to have posted this.

13 Dec, 2020


Wow! Such a beautiful tribute.

14 Dec, 2020


A glorious touching photo reminds me of this poem.

24 Jan, 2021


You are quite welcome Hywel. Hope your days are brighter.

Thank you so much for your kind words everybody - Dawn, Andy, Kate, Sue, Klahanie, and Sheila. Your thoughtful comments are more precious than gold!

posted your poem Dawn. Thank you!

25 Jan, 2021


Your welcome Paul I thought you might like it as it fits with your photo and how I imagine Beryl looking down up on it dancing with glee.😊

25 Jan, 2021


It's perfect and I'm sure she is!

25 Jan, 2021


She is ! :D

25 Jan, 2021


😊 xx

25 Jan, 2021


:) xx

26 Jan, 2021

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