Ode to the National Flower of Wales

Inside the Bloom of a Daffodil

Kaleidoscope of yellow
inside trumpeted bloom of a daffodil.

Green frames the central foundation
like mountain hillsides of Wales

where Old Lady Jones
stands at rivers edge, arms stretch upward;

as a priestess touches
treetops touching sky.

She sings in Welsh, her native tongue.
Notes resound: just as crickets

enchant lovers underneath
the infinite blanket of black

Ancient ferns sway in concert.
Sacred song shapes woodland together;

river rocks glow as sunbeams
share water sharing stone

as easily as time flows through
the blood of a daffodil.

Grandma's Daffodils 🙂