One Single Impression: Sunny Days


Sunshine
Like water
Finds its own level

Seeks its own place

Deep in the earth

And those rays like fingers

Reach inside to embrace the bulb or two
The squirrels have not found
This long, cold winter.

Through the wind and cold
Through the sharp edges of mud
That has not thawed completely

Emerge daffodils

That will take the weight
Of snow and ice
Should the weather turn again.

Sunshine like water
Finds its own level.

Thanks to Mojo for the fantastic image.


Comments

  1. oh that is beautiful. Did you actually have several days of warmth to grow the flowers followed by more snow? here on the west coast it is rain followed by rain. Loving it.

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  2. poor daffodils, but hopefully resilient.

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  3. Although the picture is wonderful, I like your description of the sun at work very much. It is perfect for the photo.

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  4. Beautiful post & photos and daffodils are usually resilient!

    Nuts in May

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  5. Beautiful words -- I love the idea of the sun at work, too. I was at the harbor the other day trying to catch a little sunlight and suddenly I caught sight of a patch of yellow and there were several daffodils smiling up at the sun. It made my day for sure. I complain about the gray sometimes, but we've really had a very mild winter -- so far! But it's still fun to see those first, brave little blossoms! Enjoy your day, Sandy.

    Sylvia

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  6. Some daffodils and thought like these would most definitely do right now.

    Thank you for the comment!

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  7. Sunshine like water, finds its own level. Brilliant!!!

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  8. Perfect photo for your beautiful poem! I hope winter isn't over yet -- we only had it snow one day so far! I feel like I am living in California or something. sigh

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  9. Wish the photo could be as vivid an image as the words you put to it. This is beautiful on a visceral level. From the fingers reaching deep in the earth to the sharp edges of the frozen mud.

    Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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  10. A fantastic photo... but are they going to survive?

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  11. wonderful verse that stands its own against a wonderful image!

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  12. This is a great poem to go with the photo and challenge. I was in the garden today. Daffodil greenery are peeking out of the ground.

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  13. Even bowed to the ice and snow, the daffodils are beautiful, just as the sun is, when it chooses to show itself.

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  14. I enjoyed this, very much.
    I enjoyed the repetition of:
    Sunshine like water
    Finds its own level.

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  15. I recall in 1993 how the flowers had started to bud and some were in bloom when a snow storm hit here in GA and stopped us all for almost four days.

    Your poem and image made me go back to that time...I was lucky because I was at one of my daughter`s house when it happened so we all enjoyed watching her three girls play with their daddy outside.

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  16. I enjoyed very much your wonderful poem, Sandy. The picture is beautiful.

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  17. I think it was Oscar Wilde how wrote a poem of daffodils and I read it in school when i was a a teen.

    Is the photo from this year???

    /MB

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  18. Love how the poem circles like the cycle of seasons! Beautiful!

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  19. Fantastic poem - and photo!

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  20. Yes, those cycles always lead to the next one. Beautiful, as always.

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  21. oh how i wish i could write like this. sigh. thank you for always taking the time to come over and visit my blog. hugs and blessings to you.

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  22. interesting twist sandy

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  23. What an interesting thought that sunshine seeks its own level. I think I'll ponder that for a while.

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  24. I love the repetition at the end like tulips blooming again and again!

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  25. Sandy,
    This spoke to me this morning, as I feel the weight of snow and ice.

    But I know that come sun finding its own level in my heart, my head will pick itself up and give off some of its own rays.

    Lovely poem and photo. Thank you!

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  26. Your words made me feel hopeful...I can relate to those daffodils as I try to endure the winter days. Such lovely words, and the photo only added to the impact!

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  27. Sandy: Loved the photo and the poem, nicely done.

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  28. Cascondaville12:28 PM

    I love the lines: Sunshine like water
    Finds its own level.Brilliant! (no pun intended! - in regard to the sunny day prompt)

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  29. love the lines:

    sunshine like water
    finds its own level


    beautiful poem and image Sandy!

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  30. Sunshine from the spring is just a memory of things to come. I am thinking about those bulbs poking through the ground as the winter thaws and the spring warms the ground. Very nice Sandy.

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  31. They will turn upright and face the sun when it comes out, like us all.

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  32. A wonderful cycle of nature, worth contemplating!

    Nature is such a lovely subject for writers...:)

    Good morning Sandy!

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  33. My life is sun-shiny these days! Thanks to blogging, it does make a difference from the daily worries and cares of life!

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  34. simple words in a fine poem ..

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  35. Phew, I like the idea of sunshine finding its own level like water!

    aka Wendy Naisa

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  36. I love flowers and snow, have I mentioned that? lol Beautiful shot!

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  37. What a powerful body of fire, that Sol. I am glad his level is reached down here in the South.
    Too bad everyone can't move here to escape the cold and frozen weather items.
    My snow shovels are left in Nebraska and in New Hampshire. Finders are welcome to keep them.
    ..

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  38. Beautiful picture and words, I hope the sun will find us soon.

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  39. oh so true :-) glad you repeated the first two lines.

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  40. poor flowers but they are still bright and beautiful

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  41. beautiful post dear..nice lines :)

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  42. "Emerge daffodils"
    I love these flowers, feel in love with them from Doris Day's song, "Once I had a secret love" ...

    Thought I would take a break and reason some OSI offering, as I misses it dearly.

    Wonderful post Sandy.

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  43. Beautiful. Sun seeks its own level is a wonderfully layered thought that bears repetition. Nice work!

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  44. They return every year. How do we forget?

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  45. I enjoyed this a lot- and the promise of sunny days ahead with now hidden flowers...can't wait! Have a great weekend~

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  46. Beautiful and vivid description!

    The picture is gorgeous, and reflects your poem so well.

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  47. Lovely poetic response to this amazing image of the snow-laden daffodils. Sorry to be so late in responding but computer issues have me down. I'm doing what I can today to catch up ... hoping for the best.
    Hugs and blessings,

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