Apr07

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! 👏👏👏👏👏

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