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Sunday, March 18, 2012

A prayer in spring...

 Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;

 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 in 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 fulfil.
~~Robert Frost


Things in our neck of the woods are sprouting, blooming, and budding. Like answers to prayers.
Have a blessed week.

6 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Such beautiful flowers, Marlis! I had trouble reading the captions, so I will revisit again. xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So pretty! You have a gorgeous collection of God's handiwork!
Yvonne

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Another of God's gifts...Spring!

Pop over, new meme this Wed.!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh so beautiful!
A pleasant read!

Kuby said...

Such breathtaking flowers! I love the pansies, and the tulips and of course the fushia

Karena said...

Marlis this prayer is so beautiful as are your flowers!

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xoxo
Karena
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