Thursday, January 29, 2015

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


Lady Jane said...

Such a lovely poem on such a cold day. Thoughts of Spring have entered my mind and made for a happier day.

L. D. said...

I bet you enjoy that window year round but it cold weather it can make you feel a little bit warmer. We have strong winds today from the NW and it is also very cold.

Linda Kay said...

Love the stained glass!

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Susie said...

Hi Jo, Love your poem and stained glass. Hope you are warm and safe. It is starting to really feel cold here. No sunshine today , all gloomy and dark. I am thinking that spring is going to be so welcome. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

DJan said...

I can always count on getting a blessing from your blog. Thank you for this lovely picture and poem. :-)

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful and very cheery!

Nellie said...

Lovely poem. We have bulbs that are through the ground. I hope they survive the cold that is coming.

Vicki said...

OH so beautiful!!! I love your blog.