Feb 17, 2012

Venturous Harbinger of Spring...

the snowdrops have been standing
in the garden,
holding their petals close...
waiting...

for just a bit of sun...


today,
I could wait no more...

and brought in a bundle...


their little heads popped open quickly...


To a Snowdrop

Lone flower,
hemmed in with the snows and white as they
but hardier far,
once more I see thee bend thy forehead,
as if fearful to offend, like an unbidden guest.

 Though day by day, Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops,
 waylay The rising sun, and on the plains descend;
Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend
Whose zeal outruns his promise!

Blue-eyed May Shall soon behold this border thickly set
With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing
On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;

Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring,
And pensive monitor of fleeting years!

William Wordsworth


William Wordsworth was so inspired by his
Venturous Harbinger of Spring,
he wrote not one but two poems
to the Snowdrop...
(also "on seeing a tuft of snowdrops in a storm")

I know how he felt..

the promise of the coming spring,
wakes me up
and makes my blood move...

today I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by....

18 comments:

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Lovely post! I dream of having drifts of snowdrops someday...

xoxo

Sandy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lovely post

Cheryl said...

"...like an unbidden guest" just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a cheery little bunch of beauty! I can't imagine these outside my door. So pretty and sweet in your little pitcher!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I planted Mardi Gras violas and pericallis today....I cannot wait 'til spring, but it felt like it today!!!

xo,
RJ

NanaDiana said...

Those are gorgeous, Bella! Happy Early Spring~ xo Diana

Rowan said...

Wordsworth's poem is lovely isn't it? My garden is full of snowdrops at the moment, I must go and gather some and put them in a little vase.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Lovley Bella :)
really nice post :)
and thnak`s för linking...
hugs from Håkan

Pamela Gordon said...

Such a pretty post. Enjoy!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

I needed to see that today! Thanks!

ansa said...

Lovely flowers and nice pictures :) Thanks!

Olga said...

The first harbingers of spring, they are so lovely.

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Enjoy your weekend!

Cindy said...

Ohhhh, they're precious. I love the way you talk about all the flowers, all the time, it's just so uplifting.

Cindy

Deserae said...

Gorgeous blooms! I don't blame you for not waiting any longer and bringing them inside to enjoy :o)
~Des

Evi said...

so pretty, showing us of things to come!
Have a wonderful week, full of discoveries,
Evi

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

So lovely, thank you for sharing. Nothing quite so lovely as a flower popping up through the snow! I've not been blogging for quite some time and I see what I've been missing in your inspiring blog.
xoxo
Judy

Farah said...

So sweet and lovely post Bella....the flowers and your pitcher are most beautiful...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
With love
Farah

Haworth said...

A beautiful post, Bella! The snowdrops are just so dear.. part winter, and part promise of spring.