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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Renaissance


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

8 comments:

Theanne said...

thanks for sharing this lovely poem!

Merisi said...

Such a beautiful poem, thank you! :-)

The image, wondrous spring delight, so far ahead of where I live now.

To a happy spring,
Merisi

DJan said...

What a wonderful picture and poem! I always expect to be feeling better after visiting here, and yes, I do! :-)

Kimberly said...

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.

YES!!!! Thank you!

Cozy in Texas said...

Your blog is so peaceful.
Ann

Denise said...

I always love to read your poems Jo and see which photo you have paired with it, both beautiful! Thank you! Ready for spring here :)

Susie said...

Jo , What a perfect poem for Spring. Glad you are safe. Praying for many others. xo, Susie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I just love this poem and the photo.
The photo looks like my stream in my forest- where it is so peaceful.
love
tweedles