I did a paper on a poem years ago, and for some strange reason i didn't include the name of the poem, the poet, or even a copy of it. Weird, but as every other paper i've done has included these important facts i can only conclude there was a good reason.
The poem was inspired by wordsworth it seems, and centrally is about daffodils. It talks about the 'inward eye' and the 'bliss of solitude'. I think its a man in a mental institution, and there's a 'chestnut haired boy' who he describes as 'a schizophrenic on a good day'. There is a labourer, who is silent most of the time, he remembers The Daffodil, the Valleys school, reciting poetry, Wordsworth. A 'thrush sings', sunlight weaves a path among cedars and enormous oaks.
There is an old woman with buckets of coal, who offers, 'as many buckets of coal as i need.'
'Cage of the first March sun.' is also mentioned. I've tried so many search engines with these lines but can't find anything...please help!!!
Phoenix, it is called Miracle on St. David's Day, by Gillian Clarke. Here's a link to it:
In a mere 17 minutes- impressive!
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou
Did i say thank you....