Its canary boldness
rises up to the sun
alone, yet not lonely,
but wearing bravery
on each petal –
standing tall with
strength in lean
green attire, as if
soaking up the day’s
Lauren Scott © 2018
(Inspired by a lone daffodil
in our yard.)
37 thoughts on “The Teacher”
Always loved the Daffodils in a forest behind our house in the Midwest. They almost had to push through the snow. They and the dogwoods blooming was a sign that winter was over. Nicely done, Lauren.
What a lovely visual, John; I can just imagine how beautiful a sight that was behind your house. Thanks for your kind words, also.
The down side was four months of snow.
Well, since we don’t get snow here, it still sounds magical, John. 🙂 But I know living in it isn’t always magical, going about daily routines…
Yes it is true. You get to were some pretty nice clothes though.
Lovely poem, Lauren, with a spring feel . Hugs across the blue.
Thanks, dear Francina! It’s been sunny and in the 70’s here, so it definitely feels like spring. Sending hugs back across the creek!
This would have to be up there as one of your best poems Lauren. I enjoyed it. Very visual.
Wow, thanks, Ian! What a nice comment to read first thing in the morning. That one daffodil was enough to inspire me to write, and I’m glad you enjoyed the outcome. 🙂
Beautiful, Lauren – I love this message of hope and strength! It’s just what we all need right now. (And springtime. I’m sooo looking forward to spring!)
Have a good Saturday night. Hugs💞
Thanks, Betty! I’m glad you liked this and its positive messages. Our days have been in the 70’s here and sunny, so it’s felt like spring. Though, I’m sure we’ll get a little more winter soon, too. The weekend was great, and now back to Monday again (so soon). 🙂 Have a good day! Hugs back! xo
Now that is an early Bird lol.. Ours are mere green specks perking their tips above the soil 🙂
At least we have plenty of beautiful snowdrops and round these parts we are also well past the “green specks perking their tips above the soil” stage. Not seen any croci yet but that may be where I’ve (not) been looking. 🙂
Now I had a very weedy looking crocus appear, but mainly they are all just peeking through the soil xx
Definitely an early bird, Sue, but enough to inspire. 🙂
A nicely offbeat and original approach breathing new life into a well known theme. Kudos. Lauren. 🙂
Thanks so much, Ben! That solo daffodil was pretty enough to inspire, and now it’s time to do some weeding. 🙂
A sign of newness, hope, an inspiring read.
Thanks so much, Peter, for your beautiful comment. I appreciate it very much.
I love this metaphor for enjoying all life has to offer 🙂
Thanks so much, Christy! Hope all is well with you! Hugs 🌻
That sounds like a very brave flower!
I suppose bravery can stem even from a flower, Binky. 🙂
Beautifully written, Lauren! I too never fail to be awed by the bravery of these solitary flowers, daring to bloom through the cold days and nights,bringing hope of Spring soon to come! I love your final thought of
soaking up the day’s
Aww, thanks, Annika! That’s exactly how I felt when I saw our solo daffodil pop up in our yard. It’s amazing how flora can be just as inspiring as the fauna. 🙂 It definitely feels like spring here for the last week, sunny and in the mid-70’s. But we need more rain now, too, to lessen the fire danger. If it’s not one thing…anyway, thank you again for your lovely comment, and I’m glad you liked that last line, too.
By the way, I’m reading your book now and love it! Give me some time to finish, though, because I’m juggling several things at one time. I will tell you that I do love the cover. It’s eye-catching and magical. Love and hugs! ❤🌼
After reading your post I went to check on my daffodils – the poor things are the shortest I’ve ever seen but in bud…still hope for the ‘canary boldness’! Yeah! So happy you’re reading and loving my book! Now I’ll be smiling all day. I totally understand about juggling lots of things but of course would love to hear your thoughts about the book when you have a chance. Many thanks for your comment about the cover – that means a lot and lovely to know. Hope you find the stories just as magical. hugs xxx
Hopefully, their canary boldness will shine through soon. 🙂 I will definitely get back to you with my thoughts on your book or leave a review on Amazon, if you’d like. I also know the stories will be just as magical as the cover. Hugs back! xo
If you have the chance to write a review that would be great … and I always look forward to reading your thoughts! Many thanks hugs. Xxx
Just perfect! 😄🌻🌈❤
Thanks so much, Sarah! Have a great tomorrow, and hugs! 💗🌻🌷
Lovely poem, Lauren, and a marvelous introduction to spring. ❤ Sharing… xo
Thanks, Bette! I’m so glad you liked this one. That one bright flower offered a lot of inspiration, and thanks for sharing, too! By the way, do you share on your blog or another venue? Have a lovely day, my friend. 💕🌼🌻
Beautiful poem Lauren! 😉
Thanks, Michael! Love ya! 😉
Such a striking flower, Lauren, and your words are a wonderful connection to the visual!
Thanks so much, Don. I hope you had a blessed Easter.