Daffodils Then And Now (Apology, Apology)

by William Wordsworth, 1804
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.

                                                Daff0dils in the Zer0 P0int Field

                                                       By Mary L. H0lden, 2013,

                            with sincere ap0l0gies t0 the spirit 0f William W0rdsw0rth

I w0ndered 0nly as the cl0ud

That fl0ats 0’er texts and Windows® sills,

When all at 0nce my eye was wowed,

A p0st, a clump 0f daff0dils;

Sprung fr0m the earth, sevens 0r sixels,

Bel0w his iPh0ne, turned t0 pixels.

               ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ

Cauti0us as th0se p0ints 0f light

That twinkle 0n an inside lid,

They r0se t0 pr0ve a little height 

Al0ng the margin 0f small grid:

0ne d0zen 0nce fr0zen in history’s b00k,

N0w c0mes new spring as we b0th l00k.

               ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ

The man beside them; far away

0ut-did th0se pale bl00ms in th0ught:

A p0et’s th0usand w0rds 0f play,

Finally netted, finally caught:

I gazed—and gazed—at what was taught

What wealth the gift t0 me had br0ught:

                 ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ ψ 

For 0ft, when 0n this c0uch I lie

In s0mber 0r in pensive m00d,

Their bulbs flash 0n my inward eye

That cl0ses up in s0litude;

0h, a0rta all y0ur strengths and wills,

Still lie and await daff0dils.    

 Photo by J. E.

Challenge Leaves Change

L sounds for love

“ell” sounds for more

L sounds L Love

Tells well the lore.

And when two Ls

In “chaLLenge” leave

Energy spells

“Change.” So believe! bookcell

Words in motion!

Letters that rhyme!

Use like lotion

To soothe or prime!

Tongue at top teeth

L position

What lies beneath?


The Five Loves

C. S. Lewis wrote a book titled The Four Loves. I believe that there are five loves, just like there are five fingers on the human hand–including the thumb! 

  •       P
  •     LOVE
  •       E
  • NUMBER One: The Impossible Request
  • “Do you think you
  • Could write a poem
  • On love…like real
  • Love? Voice over?”
  • She asked morning
  • Tuesday questions
  • Needing wisdom
  • Without a rhyme.
  • Years and books and
  • Poet history
  • All have wanted
  • To make it clear.
  • Syntax, sextax!
  • Lingua franca.
  • Window of soul?
  • Body language.
  •                P
  •              LOVE
  •                E
  •           NUMBER Two: Like Holding the Ocean in a Teacup
  • Vast as seascape
  • Finite as sand
  • Fleet as footprint
  • Strong as hand
  • Waving motions
  • Circular paths
  • Tiny anchors
  • Multiple maths
  • Vision on beach
  • Lesson to teach
  • To other each
  • A goal to reach
  • Kundalini
  • In a Speedo
  • Her bikini
  • Ocean credo
  •                P
  •              LOVE
  •                E
  •           NUMBER Three: Something So Different
  • No two snowflakes
  • Are ever same
  • No two people
  • Reside in name.
  • Experience
  • Creates the set
  • Shapes and phrases
  • In our own net.
  • He says love
  • She says laughter
  • Some agree on
  • Ever after.
  • One and one are
  • One plus one is
  • All are equal
  • Single business.
  •                P
  •              LOVE
  •                E
  •           NUMBER Four: It is Always The Individual Up and Down
  • “Packaged loving”
  • Sings the chorus
  • He and she sing
  • “Woe is poor us!”
  • The best is group
  • Solo honor
  • Keep to the loop
  • It’s not gone, er….
  • Say it is or
  • Say it over
  • Say it as a
  • Later lover
  • The you is three
  • The letters wise
  • No one else sees
  • As with your eyes.
  •                P
  •              LOVE
  •                E
  •           NUMBER Five: The Fifth Love
  • He once wrote of
  • Pushes and shoves
  • That are involved
  • In The Four Loves.
  • Love at that time
  • Was not as swift
  • He’d forgotten
  • That there’s a fifth.
  • Romance eros
  • Affection storge
  • Friendship philo
  • Agape: forge.
  • In Love at fifth
  • The spirals bend
  • Unconditioned
  • Powers ascend.

You ‘n I Verse (Universe!)

You, in verses

Walk about mine

Add up curses

Harmonize rhyme.

** ** ** **

Love resides in

Tiny spaces

Safetypinned to

Shoe-tied laces.

** ** ** **

Stars and orbits

Swing the planets

Two bits four bits

Rubies, granites.

** ** ** **

This is our night

You and I, we

Two are finite

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