The beauty of the daffodil
after winter’s snow,
the sound of robin’s morning trill
at dawn’s rosy glow–
effable delights, I hold tight
to fight vague evils of the night,
secrets for my heart–
from this truth comes art.
This is day 1 of NaPoWriMo. The Prompt: “Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is based on a secret shame, or a secret pleasure.”
Good joys with which we can all identify.
Thank you, Derrick.
Charming poem, Merril!
Thank you, Jilly!
Ah, my favorite flower! This is so sweet and gorgeous, Merril!
Thank you so much, Charlotte! I love daffodils, too. They seem like happy flowers, and not at all vain. 🙂
The perfect journey into spring. 💐
Thank you, Damien! 🙂
Lovely secrets to hold in the heart at any time of year. 🙂
Thank you very much, Robin. 🙂
Isn’t the resilience of the daffodil wonderful!!!!
Yes–I hope they are extra resilient. We’re supposed to get more snow today. UGHHH!
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I like the unsettling sense of menace. Daffodils can be a bit too sunshiny, can’t they?
I actually love daffodils! 🙂 The menace comes from all the awful things going on in the world.
I saw my first robin yesterday! I think our flowers are a little behind.(and now covered in inches of snow…) (K)
It’s still raining here, but 35 degrees. We’re supposed to get some snow or rain and snow mixed. UGH.
The blue jay is out complaining again despite the snow. It can’t stay around long this time of year…
There were a bunch of birds singing early this morning when I went out to get the paper in the wet and cold.
They are returning to the morning. One of the joys of spring.
Your daily NaPoWriMo poems give me an added reason to enjoy April, Merril. Thanks for these. We are still waiting to see daffodils. Winter holds on here in Iowa.
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That is so kind, Carol. Thank you!
We had rain and snow this morning, but I noticed the grape hyacinths are blooming now, too. Your daffodils will come.
Thank you, Candice.
Thank you very much!
I always like the way you capture beauty in nature, Merril. By choosing subjects many can relate to; but may not be able to express so artfully. 🙂
That is so sweet! Thank you, Robin!