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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wandering Path



On top of the earth
where green touches the hills ~
in spring, in summer, with daffodils,
with dandelions scattered through untilled fields,
with waterfalls and ferny fronds
companioning winding creeks; and
grassy knolls surrounding sunlit ponds...

That is where my heart thrives ~
among dahlias, lilacs, and rosy thorns
scenting life with fragrant morns,
and gentle nights of rounded moons,
inhaling reminiscent blooms
of many lost, yet, joyful Junes...

Warming seasons created to
make lips smile, hearts leap,
feet dance to earthy song;
and earth's turning, ever-moving
>old winter right along...

'Til spring emerges, and summer follows
into every nook, into every hollow,
with greening leaf and budding flower
bestowed by Mother Nature's power..

An overwhelming gift of rarest beauty,
a rejuvenation, a resurrection of life ~
when earth renews, when earth revives...
Yes, that is when my heart truly thrives.

~ Hazelmarie Elliott

5 comments:

Jen said...

A perfect picture with a perfect poem. It explains it all! Mother Nature has such beauty and power.

Barbara Anne said...

What lovely word pictures - and photo! I had never seen this poem. Ta!

Hugs!

Snapper II said...

Wonderful post and expression of life blooming.

karena said...

That path looks divine. Pretty poem too.
And your kitty is adorable.

Denise said...

Lovely photo and you always find just the right poem to go along with them. Thanks Jo.