Everything’s coming up daffodils

Enough of war! Here’s a ‘flowery’ poem. Look out, Willie Wordsworth! It has to do with slowing down from the ‘busyness’ of everyday life. Soon there will be daffodils and other spring flowers everywhere, but will they have ‘hurried’ into bloom? Does Nature ever hurry? Maybe, as the cheetah or wolf pursues its prey…

A single Narcissus

A single Narcissus stem
pulsing to open the perfect,                                                                                    Narcissus bud
pristine bud,
just sitting waiting,
waiting,
all the unhurried day,
as I rush out in the car,
bustling to another busyness,
time’s hectic captive;
but wondering, all this time, when
the bloom will open up
and how,
and why then.

Science, perhaps, would tell me;
yet is not the heart content
to enfold and hold
at least a little unspoken
mystery?

 

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About jadedmountain

I am a poet, living a rural life in south-west Wales. The purpose of this blog is to publicise my poetry.
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2 Responses to Everything’s coming up daffodils

  1. Franca says:

    Thanks for posting such a fresh, springly, “flowery” poem! Did you quote W. Wordsworth because he wrote many poems about nature and flowers? Hope you might slow down your hectic busy time… Or do you act like the cheetah pursuing its prey?

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  2. Hawk Drift says:

    there’s not always sufficient time to ‘stop and stare’ but a passing glance often does it !
    one little power pack, a daffodil spilling its wisdom, a mystery to me certainly.
    thank you for this.

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