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by : BTF

As I Wander...

Living in tropical Malaysia, we tend to take the hot humid weather, thundery rainstorms and the spectrum of wild evergreen plants as a given.

Recently, I noticed more exotic plants making its way into landscaped home gardens, recreational parks, frontages of shopping malls and
commercial buildings.

Along kerb sides of residential streets and busy motorways, palms, trees and flowering plants make pleasant and interesting fringes.

This is a record of the various species "as I see it" for I am in awe of palms. Hence, my premise for this blog is that the global garden,
i.e. every physical garden (tended or untended), becomes a part of my, simply said, cyber palm garden. ;-)

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud - William Wordsworth

On going through my picture library, found this shot of a cloud which then jump started a spring in my head - reminiscent of the good old English literature days...

Livistona rotundifolia

I wandered lonely as a cloud
that floats on high o'er vales and hills,
when all at once I saw a crowd,
a host, of golden daffodils;
beside the lake, beneath the trees,
fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the milky way,
they stretched in never ending line
along the margin of a bay:
ten thousand, saw I at a glance
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them dance; but they
out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
a poet could not but be gay,
in such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought.

For oft when on the couch I lie
in vacant or in pensive mood,
they flash upon that inward eye
which is the bliss for solitude;
and then my heart with pleasure fills,
and dances with the daffodils.

                                                                William Wordsworth

p.s. if need be, I could substitute 'palms' for 'daffodils' but rhyme it would not!

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