Quote, March 29, 2011

ejmoore510(7)March 29, 2011

FLOWER god, god of the spring, beautiful, bountiful,

Cold-dyed shield in the sky, lover of versicles,

Here I wander in April

Cold, grey-headed; and still to my

Heart, Spring comes with a bound, Spring the deliverer,

Spring, song-leader in woods, chorally resonant;

Spring, flower-planter in meadows,

Child-conductor in willowy

Fields deep dotted with bloom, daisies and crocuses:

Here that child from his heart drinks of eternity:

O child, happy are children!

She still smiles on their innocence,

She, dear mother in God, fostering violets,

Fills earth full of her scents, voices and violins:

Thus one cunning in music

Wakes old chords in the memory:

Thus fair earth in the Spring leads her performances.

One more touch of the bow, smell of the virginal

Green - one more, and my bosom

Feels new life with an ecstasy

Flower God, God Of The Spring by Robert Louis Stevenson

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Powerful stuff from Robert Louis. Author of my childhood. Steve in Baltimore County.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 7:49AM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

Good one, ej...thank you!
One more touch of spring----got into poison ivy already!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 8:58AM
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lilod(NoCal/8)

Beautiful tribute to Mother Earth and to spring.
KJ - poison ivy already? My poison oak is just barely budding - ;)

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 10:37AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Lovely.
My spring is more prosaic, I got my first tick bite!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 11:31AM
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west_gardener

Luv the poem, but also keep in mind about other spring lovers. I saw a wasp today and was reminded, from past experience, that they build their nests under my eaves in the spring. The poison oak is leafing out and it reminds me about the ditty :"Leaves of three, beware of me". The brown apple moth will lay their eggs in just about every apple on our trees. But spring is spring, a new beginning.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 8:08PM
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