Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, April 7th, 2020 - Amid COVID-19 Our England still shines in beaming towers Spiking empty London's skyline. Farewell On duty. Makeshift Nightingale ExCel Boasts such talent green-eye super-powers Make game. Such is the care bestowed these hours To make Florence's pride and wonder swell. I'm warmed again by that certain great bell Striking noon and here I shall place flowers; What will they be? Roses? Romantic love Will wait. Orchids? Their lovely scent still fills My wife's hair. But, what I need to write of Is the long green stems topped with petal frills, That yellow trumpet, which makes me think of What this moment truly needs: Daffodils.
William Wordsworth, English romantic poet, was born today, 250 years ago, in 1770.
World Health Day is observed today.
A big thanks to all the key workers in our NHS and other front-line services. Take care out there! 👏👏👏👏👏