Monday, May 6, 2013

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 need that we fulfill.

~Robert Frost



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Jessica said...

I love the photo, and the poem. Perfect!

Maggid said...


Snap said...

Beautiful! Happy Spring!

Buttons Thoughts said...

This is so beautiful Andrea. Hug B

EMily said...

What a pretty poem! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Cunningham said...

So pretty and delicate. Love the poem.

Evelyn S. said...

I've read a lot of Robert Frost, but I've never read this particular poem! Wonderful choice for the branch of forsythia blossoms.

Paula said...

So beautiful.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Love the photo, the processing, and this poem. All so perfect for this time of year! -Tammy

Nancy said...

I can never seem to get a good forsythia shot -- this is lovely Andrea. xo

Candy C. said...

A lovely poem to go with your beautiful picture! :)

Latane Barton said...

Sure makes you realize just how special all God's 'makings' are. The birds, the flowers, and even the stillness. So much in your post to reflect on.

Allie said...

ooo i love the textures - it really adds to the photo. beautiful job. blessings.

Allie @ Framed by God

Michelle said...

*sigh* Robert...he's the man.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely. Great words. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely post.

Anonymous said...

what a pretty picture!

Ahayes1225 said...

Perfect photo and poem!

EarlK said...

The few blossoms have poppeed out for our enjoyment.