Thursday, August 20, 2020

Weaving Their Way






THE MORNING GLORY

Was it worth while to paint so fair
Thy every leaf - to vein with faultless art
Each petal, taking the boon light and air
Of summer so to heart?

To bring thy beauty unto perfect flower,
Then, like a passing fragrance or a smile,
Vanish away, beyond recovery's power -
Was it, frail bloom, worth while?

Thy silence answers: "Life was mine!
And I, who pass without regret or grief,
Have cared the more to make my moment fine,
Because it was so brief.

"In its first radiance I have seen
The sun! - why tarry then till comes the night?
I go my way, content that I have been
Part of the morning light!"


~ Florence Earl Coates ( 1850-1927 )


8 comments:

Susie said...

Jo, A pretty poem to go with your pretty flower. I love that color. Hope you are doing well and Tom Tilly also. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your morning glory photo is beautiful and I enjoyed the poem, too. I have had success growing morning glories just two different seasons, the other times I tried, they somehow got slightly weed whacked before they were up and blooming. I used to grow the one's that were a sky blue color.

DJan said...

So pretty. Those vines show how they wind themselves onto everything! Thanks for the lovely poem, too. Sending you lots of love, Jo.

Edna B said...

I love morning glories. What awesome photos! I haven't had any of these flowers in my yard at all. I wonder if maybe I could plant some for next year. They would look lovely climbing all over my shed. You have a wonderful peaceful day, hugs, Edna B.

Divers and Sundry said...

You captured some lovely images there. Pretty flowers.

L. D. said...

You have such great photos of your glories. Mine don't look this healthy.

Yvonne said...

What beautiful photographs. Love morning glories. When I lived in Colorado Springs I grew them in my yard, but here they seem to become too aggressive and uncontrollable. Still love them. though.

Marcheline said...

That first photo looks like Murano glass! Wonderful!