Poet's Daffodil

Written by: Andrea Dietrich

At the crystal lake where Narcissus once gazed at his reflection stands a handsome flower with a white silken face and golden eye. I can hear Echo’s voice on the wind which wails forlornly. *Poet's Daffodil’s bright yellow eye watches me intently. Pen in hand - pondering how vanity left beauty in its stead - I sit and now start writing as the flower nods approval. Written Feb. 28, 2012 for Francine Robert's *****willows or daffodils Poetry Contest *Poet's Daffodil is Narcissus poeticus, one of the first daffodils to be cultivated. It is associated with the Greek legend of Narcissus.