Daffodils of Scott County

Daffodils of Scott County

A Poem by C.T. Bailey

Daffodils of Scott County

One April morning,
just after sunrise
but while dew
still cleaves
to a fencerow web,
I sip my coffee
on the front porch
and watch the wind
tease a small, square
patch of Daffodils
by the property gate.
The swirling green
and yellow pattern
reminds me
of the wedding band
quilt I draped
over your empty chair.
Their heads twist
around gangling
stems, laughing
at a foolish breeze,
bright yellow mouths
shouting, “No!”
Mama once said,
“them daffodils kill
anything you stick
in a vase with’em.”
I suppose some flowers
are better left to bloom

© 2015 C.T. Bailey

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Great poem from a fellow countryman! Great work!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Hi Todd,

Very nice. I especially like

"but while dew
still cleaves
to a fencerow web, …"

Yes, I suppose there are those flowers that bloom best alone. Individuals that stand out in your mind.

A nice one, Todd. Greatly enjoyed.

Best regards,


Posted 2 Years Ago

Very nice write. It left me wondering why the chair was empty. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on March 26, 2015
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C.T. Bailey
C.T. Bailey

Kingsport, TN

C.T. Bailey has authored a number of professional articles which have been published in various industry trade publications. He is also an award-winning and published writer of poetry, prose, and fic.. more..


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