I do not remember learning the Irish word for daffodil when I was in school.
Four years ago, standing in our front garden, chatting with a neighbour who knew that I had started Conversational Irish classes, SOK pointed over and mentioned ‘Lus an Cromchinn’.
My questioning continued in English. I was rewarded with the expression – Flower of the Stooped Head.
Every Spring morning since then, opening the front door, I smile at the bowed heads.
Some days, there is a nod of acknowledgement.