(27) There are glimmerings of greatness here, but too often a sonnet like "To the Winds," which contains some lovely and original lines ("And oft I stretch me on the daisied
ground, / To see you crimp the wrinkled flood below") is spoiled by weak exclamatory praise, whose archaisms congeal the poem's organic flow: "Painters of Nature!
Here Christian was armed for his meeting with Apollyon by the sisters Discretion, Prudence, Piety and Charity; while near by, two children and a collie dog crossed a daisied
meadow on their way to school.
"When I was three months old Mother rode home by a different route over the daisied
plains by the sparkling rivulets where some of our longest creek-rivers began.
The boat reappeared, but brother and sister had gone down in an embrace never to be parted, living through again in one supreme moment the days when they had clasped their little hands in love and roamed the daisied
Storks migrating to Scandinavia rest for a while on the daisied
and germandered turf of the riverbank.