Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring is on its way…a Very Pink Saturday with a Pretty in Pink Poem

  While the bare pecan trees along the river bottom patiently wait for the arrival of spring,

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other trees are singing songs of growth and renewal.  I guess the peach trees missed out on the groundhog’s prediction of six more weeks of winter. They are dressed for the sunny warm days to come…

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I found a poem by American poet Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) that captures that impatience…

Peach Blossom  

                             by Bayard Taylor

The wands of the peach tree first

Into rosy beauty burst;

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A breath, and the sweet buds ope!

A day, and the orchards bare,

Like maids in haste to be fair.

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Lightly themselves adorn

With a scarf the Spring at the door

Has sportingly flung before…

 

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And with that celebration of the rebirth and renewal in mind, I send you off to visit the “Queen of all things Pink”, Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see who is posting special pinkness today. Hope your week is Pink from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Bayard Taylor

10 comments:

smalltownme said...

I love spring blossoms. Happy Pink Saturday!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

The Pianist in Pink, have a great weekend!

1CardCreator said...

Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Your PINK is very pretty!
thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina
xo

My Crafty Little Page said...

I sportingly love this poem and oh how beautiful are these blossoms. Isn't it just gorgeous outside today? No news yet from South Carolina...Judy and I are texting back and forth. My phone has never gotten such a workout!
xoxoxoxo Nancy

dana said...

Wow!!! Those blossoms are gorgeous....and I love that poem!!

Our temps are so mild this winter...it's scary to think how hot the summer might be again. Last year was sooooo bad. We don't have anything blooming, but little plants are popping out of the ground....way too early. Yesterday it was in the 60s, today the 40s, tomorrow STORMS. I also dread "tornado season" this spring, too, and pray it's not as rough as last year. We're coming up on the year anniversary of that horrible Joplin tornado. We live about 3 hrs from there...and I remember my daughter and I, her dog and my 2 kitties, were huddled in our storm shelter that very day...not knowing how bad our neighbors to the south would soon get it.

SO....I love seeing your lovely blossoms, but at the same time...they remind me of the bad parts of this spring season that's upon us soon. Guess I just need to focus on the beauty and take the bad as it comes. OK...I'm a worrier...that's hard for me to do! ha ha!

Hope you had a great weekend....and a wonderful week ahead!

L, Dana

Honey at 2805 said...

Your peach blossoms are beautiful!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Such beautiful pink blossoms. Pink blossoms are my favorite part of Spring. Today we finally got snow, I just hope the trees aren't confused.

Karen

The Home of Flowers said...

the poem tuches my feelings..........

Anonymous said...

Pink Saturday !!! Have a happy ending...

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