if in a previous birth
I was a golden daffodil*
cozying in my plant-mother’s bosom,
and fluttering and dancing in joy,
among a host of my siblings and peers.
and didn’t I weave a dream
in him, a poet,
who would sketch me in his words
while he wandered lonely as a cloud.
*Narcissus /nɑːrˈsɪsəs/ is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names including daffodil,[notes 1] daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Wikipedia.