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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flowers In Winter


How strange to greet, this frosty morn,
In graceful counterfeit of flower,
These children of the meadows, born
Of sunshine and of showers!

How well the conscious wood retains
The pictures of its flower-sown home,
The lights and shades, the purple stains,
And golden hues of bloom!

It was a happy thought to bring
To the dark season's frost and rime
This painted memory of spring,
This dream of summertime.

Flowers In Winter ~ John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)

18 comments:

COUNTRY GAL said...

Lovely poem and photo.
My mother inlaw makes her own stained glass art! Have a wonderful day !

Mama-Bug said...

What a beautiful stained glass window. It really brightens things up in the dreary winter.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Jo, the stained glass is just beautiful, and I'll bet is even more lovely when sun is shining through it!!

Sharon said...

Your post is a great reminder - thank you for reminding me - I have some flower paintings of my Aunt's that I need to put up!

Lovely poem and very nice stained glass!

Have a great day!

Sandra said...

lovely stained glass and makes the cold outside look good to me

VictoriaArt said...

The most fitting lovely poem! I just thought about such this morning, waking up to ice flowers on my window!

xoxo V.

DJan said...

I don't know if you are in the path of the severe weather, but the poem certainly is soothing! :-)

Theanne... said...

Lovely!

L. D. Burgus said...

The window is sow wonderful. I like the poem too.

George said...

I really like the stained-glass window (and the poem). What a colorful alternative to white snow.

Carol............. said...

Great poem.....and that firepit is just so homey that I can almost feel the warmth!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful stained-glass window, Jo... AND the poem is marvelous!!!!!

Guess our Spring Tease is OVER... It's COLD this morning...
Hugs,
Betsy

Barbara Anne said...

Ta for the beautiful photo of your lovely window and for John Greenleaf Whittier's apt poem. As a child I always loved his middle name.

Soon the flowers will be growing again!

Hugs!

Dee said...

Lovely window and poem. Lots of of snow weary bloggers are dreaming dreams of Spring.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Lovely poem and blog. It is nice to meet you. I'm your newest follower.
Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I just love stained glass!

Verde Farm said...

Beautiful poem. The stained glass is so pretty. I love stained glass and I want to find a pretty one to add to our kitchen window but haven’t found the right one yet. They are truly flowers of winter :)
Amy

Denise said...

What a lovely window to look out of Jo, and the stained glass is gorgeous! Always enjoy reading your poems too.