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Thursday, March 8, 2012


The tulips make me want to paint,
Something about the way they drop
Their petals on the tabletop
And do not wilt so much as faint,
Something about their burnt-out hearts,
Something about their pallid stems
Wearing decay like diadems,
Parading finishes like starts,
Something about the way they twist
As if to catch the last applause,
And drink the moment through long straws,
And how, tomorrow, they’ll be missed.
The way they’re somehow getting clearer,
The tulips make me want to see
The tulips make the other me
(The backwards one who’s in the mirror,
The one who can’t tell left from right),
Glance now over the wrong shoulder
To watch them get a little older
And give themselves up to the light.
 A.E. Stallings

If you put flowers on the table, I will investigate. It's my job. ~Regan.
I wish you all a very happy weekend. If you've been following the sporadic posts, you've gleaned a bit of upheaval in our lives. We are still blessed. God has rained down blessings in the last 24 hours that blow my mind. My praises for Him are great and His timing is perfect. Thank you all for the concern and the woods of hope. You've made my day!

Tulips - Wal-Mart
Candleholders - Pottery Barn
Vase/Jug - One Kings' Lane
Cat - ruler of the castle
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11


Deb said...

Regan has the right idea. Those are beautiful tulips, in two of my favorite colours. I may have to get some tomorrow. Thanks for sharing and hugs to Regan. Deb

Entertaining Women said...

I love tulips, too. Regan looks good with them. They suit him. Keeping you lifted in prayer. Cherry Kay

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Beautiful tulips! I think Regan approves too! Hope whatever has been going on is resolving itself.

vignette design said...

Marlis, your tulips are not only beautiful but sheer poetry! Happy to hear things are good in your life right now too. xo Delores

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marlis, I just added another cat to our home (rescue). They are the rulers! I love this poem! The writer caught the essence of tulips! The vase is beautiful too. Good luck in all that you are facing! Joni

Pat said...

Marlis, the tulips are beautiful. I too love the way tulips "faint".

It's good to hear thing are improving. I continue prayers.

Miss Char said...

My most favorite flower Marlis, I'm gone for the weekend but when I get back Monday I'll pick up a bunch for my table, they are just such a happy flower for spring.

RhondaBuss said...

A friend bought tulips for me this week, bright pink and white. So lovely to have on the table. Happy to hear that wonderful things are happening!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm glad there's some good news, Marlis! Your tulips and the poem are a nice lift!

Karen said...

Lovely post & words ~ I enjoy following your pins on Pinterest.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Alycia Nichols said...

Tulips...the sure sign of Spring! I don't know how we'd get through Winter without the promise of tulips in Spring!

Alycia Nichols said...

Tulips...the sure sign of Spring! I don't know how we'd get through Winter without the promise of tulips in Spring!

Kathleen said...

I am so happy He has heard your prayers!
I adore that vase, gorgeous!

Kuby said...

Oh Mariis, my favorite flower... they make me feel so alive with the promise of spring and new birth. And my absolute favorite bible verse. Amazing the way God speaks to us when we need it most. Thank you!

AB HOME Interiors said...

I can't wait for spring for all the beautiful flowers - just like those tulips! So close!


Rettabug said...

It was with great relief that I read how things have turned the corner for you & are improving, Marlis. Whatever the issue, I'm SO very glad it is being resolved. I am a big worrier...always have been & it is always so hard for me to just "give it to God" sometimes.

Continued prayers & hugs,

On Crooked Creek said...

Don't have a clue...but prayers are coming your way. I adore your Regan's comments! Made me laugh!

tshillpa said...

"If you put flowers on the table, I will investigate. It's my job. ~Regan." picture

I as well, have a cat, Chloe, very-very similar in color/markings to Regan.

Enjoy your Blog, your Creative Journey shows a unremarkable GIFT, thank you for sharing.


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