"O fateful flower beside the rill--
The Daffodil, the daffodil!"
Quotes , Source: Persephone (st. 16)
It is daffodil time, so the robins all cry,
For the sun's a big daffodil up in the sky,
And when down the midnight the owl call "to-whoo"!
Why, then the round moon is a daffodil too;
Now sheer to the bough-tops the sap starts to climb,
So, merry my masters, it's daffodil time.
Quotes , Source: Daffodil Time
Daffy-down-dilly came up in the cold,
Through the brown mould
Although the March breeze blew keen on her face,
Although the white snow lay in many a place.
Anna B. Warner ("Amy Lothrop")
Quotes , Source: Daffy-Down-Dilly
The daffodil is our doorside queen;
She pushes upward the sword already,
To spot with sunshine the early green.
William Cullen Bryant
Quotes , Source: An Invitation to the Country
I would I had some flowers o' th' spring that might
Become your time of day, and yours, and yours,
That wear upon your virgin branches yet
Your maidenheads growing. O, Proserpina,
For the flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st fall
From Dis's wagon; daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes
Or Cytherea's breath; pale primroses,
That die unmarried, ere they can behold
Bright Phoebus in his strength--a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one.
Quotes , Source: The Winter's Tale (Perdita at IV, iv)
Then the face of night is fair in the dewy downs
And the shining daffodil dies.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Quotes , Source: Maud (pt. III, st. 1)
There is a tiny yellow daffodil,
The butterfly can see it from afar,
Although one summer evening's dew could fill
Its little cup twice over, ere the star
Had called the lazy shepherd to his fold,
And be no prodigal.
Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde)
Quotes , Source: The Burden of Stys
When a daffadill I see,
Hanging down his head t'wards me,
Guesse I may, what I must be:
First, I shall decline my head;
Secondly, I shall be dead:
Lastly, safely buryed.
Quotes , Source: Hesperides--Divination by a Daffadill
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Quotes , Source: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Fair daffadils, we weep to see
You haste away so soone;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attained its noone.
. . . .
We have short time to stay as you,
We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay
As you or anything.
Quotes , Source: Daffadills
What ye have been ye still shall be
When we are dust the dust among,
O yellow flowers!
Henry Austin Dobson
Quotes , Source: To Daffodils
O Love-star of the unbeloved March,
When cold and shrill,
Forth flows beneath a low, dim-lighted arch
The wind that beats sharp crag and barren hill,
And keeps unfilmed the lately torpid rill!
Sir Aubrey de Vere
Quotes , Source: Ode to the Daffodil