This single lonesome Daffodil is blooming in our backyard, amid the rain and facing a freezing night.
It moves me to verse –
With apologies to His Eminence, Leonard Cohen:
They’re comin’ from a hole in the ground
We’ve waited months for them to be around
I know that you may feel
That this ain’t exactly real,
‘But it’s real,
It just ain’t exactly there.
From the wells of disappointment
Where the women kneel to pray
For the grace of God that the snow will melt
And the ice just go away–
The daffodils are coming
To the USA!