I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
I find myself constantly bouncing between simple and complex designs. This is certainly a swing towards the simple side of things, but who said simplicity was boring?!
This blasted volcano maintains a lot of dynamic flow throughout it’s composition, the design is surprisingly light(58grams) for it’s overall length(6.2") and height (2.5"). Throw in gorgeous ring grain, a cumberland stem and stain to match, and you’ve got a real winner of a pipe!
This well-known classical piece, See The Conquering Hero Comes, was written by Handel for the Duke of Cumberland, celebrating his victory at Culloden in 1746, and the end of the final Jacobite Rebellion. Handel was a great admirer of Britain’s Hanoverian monarchy.