Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Daisy Follows Soft The Sun

(the photo is of a daisy in my garden)


by: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

      HE daisy follows soft the sun,
      And when his golden walk is done,
      Sits shyly at his feet.
      He, waking, finds the flower near.
      "Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?"
      "Because, sir, love is sweet!"

      We are the flower, Thou the sun!
      Forgive us, if as days decline,
      We nearer steal to Thee,--
      Enamoured of the parting west,
      The peace, the flight, the amethyst,
      Night's possibility!


  1. Dianne! I'm glad you enjoyed, luv.

  2. I agree with Dianne. One of the joys of spring around here are all the daisies in bloom.

  3. Our here only bloom around mid-July...

  4. that is beautiful.

    max had been eyeing 1 lone daisy that poked up under a small tree here.

    i tried mightily to keep him away from it but early this morning(about 6 a.m.) he ate it while i was walking him.

    that would be the beagle half. they eat anything.

    i felt bad about the daisy but max looked so self satisfied that i laughed.

    max-1. mom-0.

  5. How lovely - both photo and verse.

  6. This is one of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems.

    Enamored of the parting west, the peace, the flight, the amethyst.

    I love that.

    Thank you all for commenting.

    Peace & Love,

  7. Such a beautiful photograph to illustrate these wonderful words!

  8. CR: love your enthusiasm, Man. Really. Thanks for the smiles. :-)

    Sherri: aaaaaaah, cute. Max tried his first daisy. ;-)


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