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Daffodils by William Wordsworth
I WANDER'D 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 stretch'd 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,
One of the flowers most associated with March is the narcissus (Wild daffodil). Named after the boy in Greek mythology, who was changed into a flower. Narciccus is also known as Lent Lily because it blooms in early spring and the blooms usually dropping before Easter.
The daffodil became a popular Welsh symbol in the 19th Century. Lloyd George used it to symbolise Wales at the 1911 Investiture and in official publications.
In England the daffodil inspired amongst others William Wordsworth to write his famous poem Daffodils.
Throughout the centuries the Daffodil gained it's fame in many different countries and cultures. Easter being the celebration of rebirth, and the return of spring by many cultures, had initiated the flower to be associated with it's early spring bloom. The Daffodil is the birthday flower of March, the same month as the spring equinox, which brings great celebration to the return of spring
It is said the Daffodil also first bloomed during the time of Christs Resurrection, and the Christian faith holds the flower in high regard as an Easter symbol. The legend says the Daffodil first appeared in the
Please don't step on the Daffodils.
Tread with caution when walking around a bed of daffodils. If you step, stomp, or trample on a bed of Daffodils, bad luck will find you.
If you make a great effort to avoid stepping on a Daffodil, you will be rewarded good fortune.
Be Generous when Giving Daffodils as a gift.
It is bad luck to bring in a single Daffodil, misfortune will fall upon the house. Always bring a bouquet filled, if you intend to give Daffodils as a present, this will bring good fortune to the house.
As a Welsh tradition. The First Daffodil of Spring brings good fortune. Due to the bright yellow color, the first sighter can expect good fortune, bringing in more gold then silver for the following 12 months.
It was good luck to bring the first bouquet of daffodils in spring over the threshold, and for every flower brought in, a gosling would hatch strong and healthy.
As a Chinese lore, the daffodil which is groomed to bloom on the Chinese New Year will bring good fortune for the next twelve months.
For a lady to give a man a daffodil, it denotes her insight to his chivalrous manner.
The sunny yellow glow of a daffodil tells the one you love that their sunny smile brightens your day.
To give a daffodil to your sweetheart it is a sign of love, hope, joy, through respect.