"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
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(American Poet, 1883-1963)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

All Life's Sweets

Only a withered rose-bud:
Withered, and dried, and old;

But I would not toss it downward,
Not for a crown of gold.

For the heart of that tiny rose-bud
Holds the hope of my life within;

It does not whisper like other buds,
Sadly, "what might have been,"

But it whispers what will, and shall be;
It tells of the golden past,
Of the hours that were
         so fraught with love,
So sweet that they could not last.

It tells of the wondrous summer days
When we wandered among the corn;


Ah! then it was that all life's sweets
Within my heart were born.
                      -F. Michener (1884)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful post Mo!♥

Donnie said...

What a lovely quote to go with those beautiful dried flowers.

Betsy said...

The flowers are still beautiful and so is the little picture popping out. So sweet.

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

I love poetry and this poem is just so lovely!
Thank you for sharing it.

rosarod said...

Hi Mo, Thanks for your beautiful post! beautiful words! Your petals have intrigued me, as they are beautiful, their colors, greetings, Rose Marie

Sher from Tx said...

Mo, Beautiful post as always and i LOVE your new (blog) look!!

Kitchen-Dreams said...

What beautiful dried roses! Did you dry those yourself?

Jacqui said...

Mo, I love this post, the roses and the words.

maisie sparrow's vintage pictures said...

What a beautiful blog -inspirational! I feel so much better after visiting.x.

Nancy Y said...

Beautiful post!! Love those dried roses, they are so gorgeous!
Nancy xx :D