Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Darling flower

... I closed my eyes against the day
And called my willing soul away
From earth and air and sky

That I might simply fancy there
One little flower ... a primrose fair
Just opening into sight
As in the days of infancy
An opening primrose seemed to me
A source of strange delight

Sweet Memory! ever smile on me
Nature's chief beauties spring from thee
Oh, still thy tribute bring
Still make the golden crocus shine
Among the flowers the most divine
The glory of the spring.

Still in the wallflower's fragrance dwell
And hover round the slight bluebell
My childhood's darling flower.
Smile on the little daisy still
The buttercup's bright goblet fill
With all thy former power ...

~ Anne Bronte ~


... a sad time for our family ...
... I will be back soon ...

32 comments:

Deborah said...

Lovely calendar and poem!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thank you Deborah

Julie said...

I didn't know this poem before, it's lovely Carolyn. Btw, make a note on your calender for March 31, we're on our way for two weeks!!!

Miriam Weaver said...

What a lovely poem, I can't wait for the crocus to shine from the pot by my front door.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

beautiful words! make me feel like spring.

Sharon said...

I love this poem and your calendar!

Pom Pom said...

Hi darling Carolyn! I miss you! I love this post. I love your new blog look, too!

Lisa said...

delightful and so full of promise.. can't wait for spring to arrive!

missy k said...

I love this months calendar...... is that you and your mum?

Sweet poem too..... I really need some spring flowers - in fact I am off to the Garden Centre today to buy some primroses for pots by the front door... in between the various stages involved in cleaning/feeding my leather sofas and doing some little jobs. My kinda day :)

Hope you have a good one!

Love Karenx

It's so cold here..... so I'm going to wrap up really warm

marigold jam said...

Lovely poem and lovely photo too.

Jane

Bee happy said...

Love the poem

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Diane said...

I bet thats you in the photo - Your eyes are still the same! xxxx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thank you for your lovely comments xx

Chrissie said...

Sweet poem. Take care of yourself. xxx

Jill said...

delightful words, they are always such a comfort in sad times

Theanne and Baron said...

My thoughts are with you during this sad time for you and your family...the A. Bronte poem is very lovely!

Cathy said...

Good wishes for you and your family during the sad time Carolyn. The poem is beautiful.

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Thank you for all your good wishes

I will be back with a fresh start next week ...

Joanna said...

Dear Carolyn,

Sending love to you and your family at this sad time. Beautiful words and such a cute photo.

Joxx

Carol said...

sending a hug

Linda said...

Loving thoughts your way in a difficult time. May light and love find your path once more.

mimilove forever said...

Hugs to you missus, our thoughts and love are with you all xxx

fibrefrolics said...

Love and best wishes to you all Carolyn.The poem is beautiful.
Penny

carolyn said...

In my thoughts! ~hugs~

blueberries in the fields said...

this is lovely carolyn. i hope youare well. i am worried because you wrote " a sad time for my family ". Mythoughts are for you my friend. ♥

Debrina said...

Hello Carolyn - I do so hope this is not sad news about your mother. My heart goes out to you, my sweet blog friend. Thank you for the uplifting poem though...mothers are our sweet, life-giving flowers, and i love to hover around mine :-)

Barb Cady said...

Carolyn your blog is always so beautiful, I can see you and your family are going through a very difficult time, I know you don't know me, but I send loving thoughts to you, with hugs, Barb x

Joanna said...

I saw Karen yesterday and she said Hi from you so I'm saying Hi back!

Just wanted to let you know I'm having a little giveaway to celebrate my first year's blogging, so if you wanna pop over......

xx

Melanie Uys said...

XX Lots of Love x x

Cathie said...

Lovely, lovely poem, Carolyn. I've never read this one before. Hope your burden isn't too great.

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

That was so lovely to read Thank you for sharing.
I see you had a mention in the CrossStitcher magazine, well done. best wishes Julie.C

Gez said...

Hi Carolyn my lovely. Holding you in my thoughts & prayers.XXXX