James Alexander

O\' Daffodil

Awaken o\' little daffodil

Shake off your winter\'s chill.

Bring forth your lustrous hue

Covered with a glistening dew.


Reach out and joyously sing

Of new beginnings of spring

And in pleasing scent fill the air

With a fragrance sweet and fair.


Fill the hillside far and wide

Under trees and by river\'s sides.

Become a mirror to the sun

Bringing pleasure to everyone.


In my garden though there are few

Each spring they multiply anew

And in my mind\'s eye

I see their blooms far and wide.