Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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


Anonymous said...

Just lovely - I really like the verse and you really do take the best photos.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

is the bluebell phot your own???
if so it is truly lovely

ER said...

Well, i reckon i'll just have to keep visiting you to see what Spring looks like, Jo. ;) Three days into BST and it's snowing... with 50mph winds! And we're told the worst is yet to come. I think bears have the right idea. ;)

Jill of All Trades said...

Very nice.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

It's just that time of year.... The earth renews itself and we Christians celebrate the fact that Jesus LIVES --for us... Hallelujah.

Beautiful picture and words.

bennie and patsy said...

I have Hostas peeking up out of the cold ground. I didn't think they would make this year. New life in the spring.I was so happy to find a nest of baby rabbits in my garden.I must post about them.

Denise said...

Absolutely brilliant!

L. D. Burgus said...

Very nice verse, I really enjoyed reading it.

Sandra said...

beautiful poem and my heart does thrive in the spring with all the new growth. love the new header a lot

~Kim~ said...

I read this when you first posted it, and have read it once again--There's something about this verse that touches a place in my heart...

Mmm said...

Beautiful poem and I love the photo as well. so green and promising looking.