First daffodil

A day like today reminds me of several things, my
Dad, the upcoming rain, and more pleasant days to
follow.

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Dad always goes around singing the first few lines
of “the Rain Song” poem by Robert Loveman. This
poem is also know as “April Rain” and later
inspired the Al Jolson song “April Showers”. The
poem goes as follows:

It’s not raining rain for me,
It’s raining daffodils;
In every dimpled drop I see
Wild flowers on the hills.

The clouds of gray engulf the day
And overwhelm the town;
It’s not raining rain to me,
It’s raining roses down.

It’s not raining rain to me,
But the fields of clover bloom,
Where any buccaneering bee
Can find a bed and room.

A health unto the happy,
A fig for him who frets!
It’s not raining rain to me,
It’s raining violets.
~Robert Loveman

The Jolson song goes like this:

William Wordsmith wrote of the daffodil also, and
you can listen to it in the following video.

There are more songs about daffodils and/or the
summer rain than we care to count. We chose
“Daffodil Rain” by John and Anne Ryder from 1969
as an example.

So if the weather is warming up where you are,
enjoy it. If it isn’t, we hope it warms up soon.
Either way, we hope this post brings a smile to
your face and puts a bounce in your step.
Comments are always welcome.

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2 Responses to First daffodil

  1. cruisin2 says:

    Jon Gregory,
    glad you enjoyed it.

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