Thursday, March 11, 2010

in time of daffodils

It's daffodil season and Trader Joe's is having its annual daffodil special 10 stems for $1.29. These cheerful yellow flowers brighten up a room with their sunny faces. Daffodils open quickly so it's best to buy bunches with some buds partially open and some closed. I like to put daffodils in a tall, thin, round glass vase but you could also put two or three individual stems in bud vases or buy several bunches and put them in silver julep cups. To arrange daffodils, trim 1/2 and inch off the stems and place in fresh water. I add the tiniest drop of dishwashing liquid to the water. If you change the water every two days your arrangement should last a week. Not bad for a buck!

in time of daffodils(who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why,remember how

in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so(forgetting seem)

in time of roses(who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if,remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek(forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me,remember me

e.e. cummings

No comments:

Post a Comment