More Signs of Spring

Glorious sunshine graced part of my day. As I walked home from church, I took these photos of beautiful spring flowers to share with you.



THE CROCUS
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Beneath the sunny autumn sky,
With gold leaves dropping round,
We sought, my little friend and I,
The consecrated ground,
Where, calm beneath the holy cross,
O'ershadowed by sweet skies,
Sleeps tranquilly that youthful form,
Those blue unclouded eyes.





Around the soft, green swelling mound
We scooped the earth away,
And buried deep the crocus-bulbs
Against a coming day.
"These roots are dry, and brown, and sere;
Why plant them here?" he said,
"To leave them, all the winter long,
So desolate and dead."





"Dear child, within each sere dead form
There sleeps a living flower,
And angel-like it shall arise
In spring's returning hour."
Ah, deeper down cold, dark, and chill
We buried our heart's flower,
But angel-like shall he arise
In spring's immortal hour.




In blue and yellow from its grave
Springs up the crocus fair,
And God shall raise those bright blue eyes,
Those sunny waves of hair.
Not for a fading summer's morn,
Not for a fleeting hour,
But for an endless age of bliss,
Shall rise our heart's dear flower




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45 comments:

  1. All these little flowers are so colourful and pretty. We need cheering up after the winter and this post is doing just that. Thanks, Diane

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  2. Those tiny flowers are very colorful and beautiful..

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  3. I list crocus in my top ten fave flowers to photograph! They're beautiful whichever color...I've yet to see a saffron crocus though...I guess they are only cultivated and won't grow just anywhere.

    Have a lovely week!

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  4. small but lovely, indeed. what a way to grace spring:)

    i am a follower here.

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  5. blue flowers are very rare here in the phils., tnx for sharing...
    clavs

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  6. Penny, glad you spotted these lovely flowers, and had your camera handy. They don't grow here as it is too warm. They are such a stunning colour and to think they come up and flower so quickly when it warms up a little. Beautiful poem too.
    Hugs, jan

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  7. Your flowers are just lovely! I wish it looked like that around here. We are expecting snow today. yuk! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment! Have a great week, Candace

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  8. Very pretty!

    My Blue, hope to see you. Thank you!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your blue flowers.

    Happy Blue Monday, Joy.

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  10. Yeah Spring! And what beautiful flowers!!!

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  11. Gorgeous photos to start the week!

    My Mellow Yellow, come and see. have a nice day!

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  12. Lovely photos, and I love the way you sandwiched in the stanzas of the poem.

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  13. So pretty and a lovely poem.

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  14. Oh wow, what beautiful pictures and poem!!!
    XO

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  15. It's such a joy to see all these lovely blossoms!

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  16. Looks like this was a pretty path to wander. Flowers that return year after year lighten the heart and give hope in new beginnings.

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  17. Oh I am so anxious for my flowers to bloom! They are saying light snow again and the buds are on so I hope they are wrong! Blessings, Debbie

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  18. Those are such lovely blue flowers. I have never had them. I will have to check them out around here.

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  19. beautiful and one of my favorite signs of early spring come see my entry at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  20. Crocus is so pretty very tiny and colorful! Thanks for the visit!
    Cardinal

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  21. lovely shots. happy BM!

    btw, if you have time come by here http://www.aquariangirl24.com/ and follow if you please. thanks. following you too

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  22. oh nice flowers right there!!

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  23. those are all gorgeous flowers!!

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  24. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos of spring's beauty. I'd never read this poem before. I love it!

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  25. Dearest Joyful, you have no idea how much good it does my heart to see such springlike beauty!:) Thank you! I am just wondering if winter will ever go away and you've helped convince me it will.:)
    Lovely poem as well!

    Have a beautiful day today! Thanks for making me dream of warmer days!:)

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  26. These are beautiful pictures and meaningful words to go with them....thanks for visiting.

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  27. Blue and yellow are such complimentary colors. Your signs of spring are lovely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. It seems spring has finally sprung

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  29. Love the spring flowers! What a blessing they are. Isn't God good!

    Nancy

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  30. I enjoyed this..what a pretty series of flowers!! The words are a breath of Spring~

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  31. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I have now visited everyone back and left a comment on your blogs. Happy blogging and happy weekend!

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  32. Blue and yellow are such complimentary colors. Your signs of spring are lovely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos of spring's beauty. I'd never read this poem before. I love it!

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  34. oh nice flowers right there!!

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  35. Crocus is so pretty very tiny and colorful! Thanks for the visit!
    Cardinal

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  36. It's such a joy to see all these lovely blossoms!

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  37. Very pretty!

    My Blue, hope to see you. Thank you!

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  38. Penny, glad you spotted these lovely flowers, and had your camera handy. They don't grow here as it is too warm. They are such a stunning colour and to think they come up and flower so quickly when it warms up a little. Beautiful poem too.
    Hugs, jan

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  39. small but lovely, indeed. what a way to grace spring:)

    i am a follower here.

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  40. Those tiny flowers are very colorful and beautiful..

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