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[Daffodil flower and smiley from google dot com]


words dance in my mind
so early in the morning -
daffodil dazzled

© gillena cox 2017


Ever considered The Daffodil as a Lenten flower? well
Legend has it the Daffodil first appeared in the Garden of Gethsemane, during the event of The Last Supper, it was a sign of great sorrow, and hope for better things to come. In England Daffodils are known as Lent Lilies. And, in Medieval times, it was believed that if a Daffodil drooped or wilted while you were watching, it was an omen of death.

My favourite Daffodil poem is by William Wordsworth
"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;
Read the whole poem HERE


March, brings with her Spring attributes; and here in T&T, this year, the season of Lent
Happy Season of Lent AND Sunday Smiles




Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #27 in the series The Sunday Standard when a 5-7-5 haiku is featured. Here's wishing you a happy Sunday email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry #344


AND

Recuerda Mi Corazon - Lenten Lily



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Enjoy The Music


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12th March 2015

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53 Comments:

Blogger Thotpurge said...

Such pretty flowers...

5:39 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for dropping by Thotpurge

Much love...

5:59 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Lovely!!❤️

6:52 AM  
Blogger Therisa's World said...

In Canada, the stylized plastic daffodils are used, by the Canadian Cancer Society, as a fundraiser, during the month of April. In the hope, of eliminating all cancers. May this dream come true.

6:59 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sanaa

Much love...

7:59 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Theresa. Thanks for the added Daffodil factoid

Much love...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Love it when words dance in one's mind -- the predecessor to poetry. Smiles.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Rommy said...

I didn't know that about daffodils.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

I too, didn't know the legend behind the daffodil. Many thanks!

9:35 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Mary

much love...

9:59 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Glad you dropped in Rommy

Much love...

10:00 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Glad you dropped in Diane

Much love...

10:00 AM  
Blogger totomai said...

That's a good way to start the day, Gillena. Positivity!

11:02 AM  
Blogger annell said...

My favorite color....yellow!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Mascha said...

I haven't known about daffodils... thanks for this lovely post and have a blessed new week

11:35 AM  
Blogger brudberg said...

Love that kind of dazzle.

12:15 PM  
Blogger indybev said...

I did not know the legend of the daffodils. Here in my world we had an unseasonably warm February and the daffodils bloomed early, only to be discouraged by a brief return of wintry cold. They're still standing proud, however. Thank you for your lovely poem.

12:16 PM  
Blogger scotthastiepoet said...

Gillena, Its been a while and how very nice too... And perfect for this time of year too.. The first ones are here already in my garden back home here...

12:32 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Totomai

Much love...

12:40 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Annell

Much love...

12:41 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you Mascha

Much love...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

I love daffodils and their bugling of spring and new things to come.

12:41 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Björn

Much love...

12:42 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Bev

Much love...

12:43 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

So glad you dropped in Scot

Much love...

12:43 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Glad you dropped in Lea

Much love...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Sherry Marr said...

I love "daffodil dazzled." The harbingers of spring.........lovely.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Sherry

much love...

1:39 PM  
Blogger Julian said...

A true sign of spring, so thank you for that, Gillena.

4:11 PM  
Blogger C.C. said...

What a great phrase: "daffodil dazzled"---it is dazzling, indeed!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Martin Kloess said...

Love daffodils. Love this post. Thank you

6:40 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

It was Wordsworth who made me take daffodils seriously, and now you who give me the wonderful phrase "daffodil dazzled." Thank you, too, for the stories and the song!

7:30 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Julian

Much love...

8:16 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation CC

Much love...

8:17 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Martin

Much love...

8:17 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Susan

Much love...

8:18 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

Daffodils have such fond memories for me too, Gillena.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

An awesome post - the haiku, I think, is a new fav of yours, for me, Gillena. "daffodil dazzled" ... such a happy evocation. The Wordsworth poem, as well, I remember fondly.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm not a big fan of Wordsworth, and his daffodils poem is one of my pet hates. Therefore I like your words much better! (Smile.)

1:23 AM  
Blogger Myrna R. said...

Nice. So pretty, the daffodils and your words. They make me appreciate Spring even more than I already do. Enjoy Gillena.

1:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped by Robin

much love...

8:24 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for dropping in Wendy

much love...

8:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

(✿◠‿◠) Okay Rosemary, thanks for dropping in

much love...

8:26 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Myrna

much love...

8:27 AM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You would have to have a heart of stone not to be dazzled by daffodils!

2:06 PM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

Lenten lilies is such a lovely term. Like the Wordsworth poem as well. Reminds me of childhood in the days when were required to learn poetry by heart at school. Daffodils are happy flowers just like your poem:)

7:44 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

dear gillena,
i have hung on every fragrant word! thank you for sharing lenten lilies! my garden is blooming in bright yellow happiness!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Bekkie Sanchez said...

Very good, Gillena! I'm ready for spring.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

MMT thank you for your appreciation

much love...

10:38 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Rall, oh yes i remember those school day; thank you for your appreciation

much love...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Rebecca

much love...

10:40 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Bekkie

much love...

10:40 AM  
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