The Daisy ~ bring your kids into its meaning of “The Day’s Eye”
The Daisy… some derivatives of the Daisy are Dayes-eze, Daysie, Dayesye and the total giveaway to the Daisy’s meaning, “Days-eye”…
“Days-eye” means, simply, day’s eye or eye of the day, in allusion to the appearance of the yellow center disc in the morning and the closing of the daisy’s rays in the evening. The Daisy is the eye of the day!
If you looked DAISY up in the dictionary, it means:
a small grassland plant that has flowers with a yellow disk and white rays. It has given rise to many ornamental garden varieties.
used in names of other plants with flowers similar to the daisy, e.g., Michaelmas daisy, Shasta daisy.
The Daisy is a familiar favorite in both cultivated gardens and the wild, the wild perhaps edging out the gardens a bit for the happy-dance the Daisy gives us from meadows, grassy hills, pastures, forests, roadsides and even bike paths!
What does a DAISY Symbolize?
The Daisy symbolizes childhood innocence and purity. It was in Victorian times that young maidens began the little trick of plucking the petals from the Daisy in the hope of determining the true feelings of a suitor, the very familiar game of “he loves me, he loves me not.”
Let your kids in on the lovely secrets and meanings of the Daisy. Take a few moments each morning and each evening to see the day’s eye open and close.
One lovely little line in John Leyden’s (1775 – 1811) Scenes of Infancy is a perfect one to teach your kids: When evening brings the merry folding hours, and sun-eyed daisies close their winking flowers.
Seek out the Daisy. It will make your kids’ day. And evening!