Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A prayer in spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
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 fulfill.

--Robert Frost


Createology said...

Bright and cheery flower graphic for a very fine poem. Happy creating...

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful post Kerri! Frost is my favorite poet and this is so appropriate with your beautiful, bright floral digital collage! xxoo

Peggy Beck said...

Love your post Kerri. This flower is one of my favorite colors and is so bright and cheerful, full of promise and beauty.