Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Flowers: Flowers in Winter

Flowers in Winter
(excerpt)

How strange to greet, this frosty morn,
In graceful counterfeit of flower,
These children of the meadows, born

Of sunshine and of showers!


How well the conscious wood retains
The pictures of its flower-sown home,
The lights and shades, the purple stains,
And golden hues of bloom!


It was a happy thought to bring
To the dark season's frost and rime
This painted memory of spring,
This dream of summertime.


And she, when spring comes round again,
By greening slope and singing flood
Shall wander, seeking, not in vain
Her darlings of the wood.


John Greenleaf Whittier 1807-1892


11 comments:

  1. Love the poem along with the pictures. You manage to match poems and pictures up so well!

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  2. so beautiful--I love the snow on the plants and then the surprise of the red berries.
    Beth

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  3. The red berries...wonderful. Thanks, Ruth, for the color and poetry.

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  4. I love winter weeds... And those berries are so pretty. Nice composition and depth of field.

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  5. Beautiful Ruth... just beautiful. :c)

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  6. I enjoyed reading the beautiful poem by John Greenleaf Whittier, and your exquisite photography.

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  7. Oh Ruth! I LOVE your poetry picture posts. Perfect. Just perfect.

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  8. Your pictures compliment the poem beautifully!

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  9. Beautiful post, Ruth. Love the poetry and the photos. Those red berries look beautiful against the backdrop of snow. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  10. winter is tough sometimes and your photos do show its beauty! Thanks for sharing and love the poem!

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  11. Thanks for your comments. I really liked the imagery in the poem as it does describe what I see on my winter walks..."this dream of summertime".

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