Daffodills & Butterflies

My Father used to buy my mother daffodils all the time. His favourite poem was also about daffodils:

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud Read by Dame Helen Mirren

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

Source: Poetry Foundation https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45521/i-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud

My uncle (who had been in the Japanese Prisoner of War Camp) and my aunt had bought me Louis Untermeyer’s Golden Treasury of Poetry one year. I had absolutely adored it. Unfortunately I was a bit distracted moving to Australia and I had forgotten all about it. It was such a fantastic book as it contained poetry from all over the world. I remember it was where I had first read William Wordsworth’s poem I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud. I also remember a poem by Robert Frost which talked solely about a horse. The Runaway by Robert Frost Read by Ms Hannah

Source:Brown County Libraryhttps://youtube.com/channel/UCYH_n2-eMMSHDaDYMtNucFA

Dad also liked Abou Ben Adhem. Perhaps he was thinking of the tragedy that had happened during WW2 where upon visiting his home town, he had once pointed out a spot where a solitary man had been blown apart.

Gay still just meant happy in those days.

All f the above poems were in Louis Untermeyer’s Golden Treasury of Poetry- among many many others. It contained plenty of poems written by dead men (and dead women too) I seem too. remember.

Poetry By Dead Men by Sarah Bereilles

Poetry In Motion(With Lyrics by Johnny Tillotson Sourc:e Tryton11

Source: Sarah Bereilles

Love Is Like A Butterfly – Dolly Parton

“Together we belong daffodils and Butterflies (With Mozart 40)🦋 “Line from the song

A little early but it is almost Spring.

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