Here is another poem about daffodils, using the old-fashioned and hilarious name daffodowndillies.  It was written by AA Milne (1882-1956), most famous as the creator of Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the 100 Acre Wood.

While Wordsworth’s poem was quite personal, Milne’s is a personification – which makes the flower seem like a woman dressing up for spring.


She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
“Winter is dead.”
by A A Milne
Milne, Alan Alexander (2016) Daffodowndilly. All Poetry. Retrieved from:  http://allpoetry.com/Daffodowndilly





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