|The young Wordsworth|
Wordsworth's "field of golden daffodils" will spring to mind at this time of year in the northern hemisphere, of course, but in the 80 years of his life (1770-1850) he wrote much more than that.
|Later in the poet's life|
Kerry offered us four quotations from his work as inspiration, plus a link to more. I have chosen to use two Wordsworth quotations: one before and one following my own poem; one supplied by Kerry and one I found in a search.
“The best portion of a good man's life:
his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
I know many people such as these
who share their strength and hope, and leave
the hearer with a newfound sense
of love and understanding.
They offer help, for no return,
with demeanor undemanding,
and don’t stand out within a crowd,
nor look for recognition.
They merely seek to pass along
the help that they’ve been given.
Kay Davies, April 7, 2013
“The music in my heart I bore
Long after it was heard no more.”