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Daffodil Poetry
by Patricia


     Seeing daffodils in spring makes me consider poetry.  Poems often include themes to contemplate and inspire. Rhyme and rhythm may run through them making them flow smoothly and creating a mood. Daffodils have been the inspiration for many poets for centuries. William Wordsworth’s poem “ I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is one of the most famous. By brightly waving in the breeze, it is easy to see why daffodils delight so many.  More importantly again this April, they are part of a campaign to fight cancer.  Simply by purchasing a tiny daffodil pin, you can contribute to finding a cure.  Perhaps, like me, you might also attempt to write your own poem about how this cheerful flower has inspired you and, thankfully, also saved the lives of friends and family.


                                      Daffodils dancing

                                  delicately near the tree

                                    comfort and calm me


This haiku poem has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. Like many Haiku poems it describes nature.



 Tiny yellow pins tucked in 

to busy peoples’ collars

put a happy healing grin

on faces for a few dollars


This quatrain poem has 1 stanza of four lines with an abab end rhyme pattern.

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(April 28, 2013)

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