Monthly Archives: April 2017

Flower Chorus

 

“O such a commotion under the ground,
When March called, “Ho, there! ho!”
Such spreading of rootlets far and wide,
Such whisperings to and fro!
“Are you ready?” the Snowdrop asked,
” ‘Tis time to start, you know.”
“Almost, my dear!” the Scilla replied,
“I’ll follow as soon as you go.”
Then “Ha! ha! ha!” a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and slow,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.

“I’ll promise my blossoms,” the Crocus said,
“When I hear the blackbird sing.”
And straight thereafter Narcissus cried,
“My silver and gold I’ll bring.”
“And ere they are dulled,” another spoke,
“The Hyacinth bells shall ring.”
But the Violet only murmured, “I’m here,”
And sweet grew the air of Spring.
Then “Ha! ha! ha!” a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and low,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.

O the pretty brave things, thro’ the coldest days
Imprisoned in walls of brown,
They never lost heart tho’ the blast shrieked loud,
And the sleet and the hail came down;
But patiently each wrought her wonderful dress,
Or fashioned her beautiful crown,
And now they are coming to lighten the world
Still shadowed by winter’s frown.
And well may they cheerily laugh “Ha! ha!”
In laughter sweet and low,
The millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.”

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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In Spring

 

Sweet tender buds

the promise of beauty to come

bring joy, hope

renewal

to the winter-wearied soul

in spring

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

Omygosh I can’t wait until those lilacs bloom!  😍

 

Wishing you beauty and a sense of renewal on this Friday, and always…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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On a Warm Spring Day

 

Bright sunlight illuminates the delicate, white petals of apple blossoms

as they scent the air with their luscious fragrance

Beauty, purity, softness

sweet and sensuous

And I’m filled with longing

For you

to be in my arms

underneath those lovely flower-filled boughs

Our joy overflowing

the beautiful refrain of our laughter mingling together with the sweet melody of the Robin’s song

Come away with me honey

my sweetheart

my love

lets make the most of this glorious, warm spring day

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Earth Day 2017

 

On Earth Day

Mother Earth prays

hoping we’ll hear her plea 

 

For it is through us alone

we can protect our home

for future generations to see

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

I’ve recently been enjoying the beautiful artwork of Josephine Wall, and when I came across this piece of hers, I immediately thought of Mother Earth and Earth Day.  It’s entitled “Sadness of Gaia” and if you click on the picture, it will bring you to the artist’s webpage and her interpretation/explanation of this piece.  To me it seems as if Mother Earth is praying.  Let’s listen…

 

 

For more information about Earth Day and what you can do to be involved, check out earthday.org

Happy Earth Day!

animated earth

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Another Flowery Friday

 

Just wanted to share a few of the lovely springtime blooms I’ve been seeing around here lately.  Please enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Music Monday – Heal the World

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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