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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Feast of Yellow!

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Ah, the joys of Yellow in Art and Poetry!  My Favorite Yellow Flowers by Georgia O'Keefe....

 1937 Yellow Jonquils

1937  Sunflower

   1941 Orchid

A Classic Yellow Poem by William Wordsworth ....

 

  Art Image by Soshonika



Daffodils


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
William Wordsworth

27 comments:

jay said...

What a wonderful poem that is! We learned the first verse at school, as so many did, and I've always remembered at least those first few lines. But it's a pleasure to read the whole thing now and then.

I like Georgia O'Keefe's work too.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Shady Gardener said...

Yellow! Those are all amazingly beautiful images. Yellow - the color of sunshine and optimism. I am often very thankful for a sunny day; especially after a few days of overcast skies.

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely flowers and of course, the poem is perfectly perfect!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The poems is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Love the artwork and thanks for sharing the poem. Like one of the other readers I remember hearing the first part but never the end.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful "Y" post! I like Geogia O'Keefee, yet I've never seen a few of these paintings before. This is also favorite Wordsworth poem. Thank you!

mbkatc230 said...

I love that poem. This was a lovely, happy post! Kat

Carol said...

O'Keefe was just magical - as are Wordsworth's words. Lovely post.

signed...bkm said...

All of it Simply Lovely and to end it with Wordsworth....perfect touch...bkm

Mary said...

Lovely flowers~ I'm a Georgia O'Keefe fan too :-)

Roger Owen Green said...

all very lovely, and appropriately yellow.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

My name is PJ. said...

a perfect pairing of posies and poetry!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Your Yellows are stunning!! Great photos. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my yellow pix.
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Amanda said...

What a lovely post! I like the images you chose to share, and thanks for reminding me about that sweet poem.

Riet said...

Beautiful post love the pictures and poetry

laterg8r said...

fantastic pics and poem TFS :D

Tina said...

Wonderful collection of yellows. I'd forgotten about that poem, studied it in high school. And Georgia O'Keefe's flowers, just stunning.

Terra said...

Nice yellows! The poem was a joy. Now what will you do for yellow week?

Cheryl said...

The O'Keefe's were stunning and that poem! My grandmother would have clipped that and put it in her stack for daily reading.

Christy said...

i love this poem...i got my first "easy A" in a college course by reciting it. short story long, my poly sci teacher was making a big stink that none of his students ever take time to learn things other than what is required for class...and he said he would give a guaranteed A to anyone in the class who could recite a classic poem...and boo-ya...i had this little number in my head! thanks for the great memory!

H said...

I posted about this Wordsworth poem on Easter Monday :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love Georgia O'Keefe's orchid painting. And how perfect is that poem! Thank you for posting it! I remember that poem in a wonderfully illustrated book of Children's Poetry given to me when I was about 8yrs old from my paternal grandmother....I have it still in one of our many boxes! I need to find that. (I read from it to our kids and now have it saved for our future grandkids :o)

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Jenny said...

What a glowing and beautiful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Y".

I have never seen that Jonquil painting before. It is lovely.

And the evocative and sentimental poem certainly brought back many memories for me.

Thank you for taking the time to link to A-T.

This was really lovely.

A+

Christy said...

I read these all out of order and yours is the last and as my kids say "first is worst and last is best!" I love that poem. Great post!

RAnn said...

I remember that from school!

Rocina Fontina said...

Oh Mama, how lovely! That's a feast for sore eyes, and food for thought.

Love you!
Rocina

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