To The Sun From A Flower – May 30th

It was a beautiful day here, up until the point that the heavens opened up. Now we are inundated with water, and flash flood warnings have been issued. I did at least get to enjoy taking some lovely photos before the rain came though. They are truly doing some lovely things in the Masters Garden.

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A little poem for a rainy evening here in Southwest Missouri.

From Belgium:
To The Sun From A Flower by Guido Gezelle
translated by Jethro Bithell

O Sun, when I stand in my green leaves,
With my petals full of dew,
And you fare forth in your splendor,
My blossoming heart looks to you.

When, on the red dawn throning,
The world at your feet you view,
Forget not the little flower
That waits and watches for you.

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It’s always so much fun to sit and enjoy a good book of poetry, especially one filled with such good poems. The current book is Favorite Poems Old And New selected by Helen Ferris, published in 1957 and bought at the Library sales for $1! I do so love a good bargain.

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I think my next read will be Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. I do so love the classics of literature. Just the way they are written is so much different then modern literature.

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Have a blessed evening!
Heather

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