Friday, April 15, 2011

y is for yellow


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.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) poet

there is so much yellow busting through these days, such a welcome color after all the muted grays and browns of winter.

what a coincidence to read in the writer's almanac this morning that today is the anniversary of the day in 1802 that wordsworth encountered a patch of daffodils which became his inspiration for I wandered lonely as a cloud, which became one of his most beloved poems.

yellow is the color of choice when the sex of an expected baby is unknown. my friends chose to be surprised as to the sex of their baby thus much of little d's layette is in yellow (and green).

the new mama with her bundle of love, swaddled in a yellow receiving blanket.

y is also for yawn - yowser, such a big yawn for such a young 'un!

yesterday, ms t, baby bingo, their mama and I went to a performance of sesame street live at cleveland's state theater. really is there anything as yellow as big bird? I think not!

it is difficult to say who enjoyed last night's show more ms t or bingo - who would think a baby not yet 4 months old could be as captivated as bingo was last night. he was completely enraptured by the antics on the stage, what fun to watch him dancing and wiggling to the music!

photos: around town april 2011

4 comments:

Roy said...

Yup! Daffs, Forsythia, Pansies... Yellow is pretty big right now.

maggie's garden said...

Congratulations to your neighbor...beautiful baby! And I can't imagine that a 4 month old was watching big bird on stage...that's really something. Must have been a fun show for the kids.
Thanks for the burst of spring color!

Daisy said...

Yellow is such a cheery colour. I think all babies should be wrapped in it ... especially ones as endearing as this one!

Since 1940 we have had snow in April, 10 times. Yesterday was the 10th! I really needed these daffodils! Thank you!

Betsy said...

Yellow certainly is the big color right now! It's such a welcome sight, too, after the winter.

Wow..that's a beautiful baby! How fun to have one right next door!