Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I guess technically pansies are Fall flowers, but don't they look scrumptious? The flowers and trees are beginning to bust out around here, and you can't help but notice. And maybe even take a whiff when you get a spare minute! Although I guess technically pansies don't have a scent. Oh well, the heck with technicalities! Spring is coming and there's no stopping that fine lady now!

Prayer in Spring
Robert Frost
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid-air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

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