Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Flowers


Easter Flowers
Originally uploaded by CanWeBowlPlease

A poem by Helen Steiner Rice about gardens and spring.
"The Miracles of Easter"
The sleeping earth awakens,
the robins start to sing -
The flowers open wide their eyes
to tell us it is spring.
The bleakness of the winter
is melted by the sun -
The tree that looked so stark and dead
becomes a living one.
These miracles of Easter,
wrought with divine perfection,
Are the blessed reassurance
of our Savior's resurrection.

I do enjoy her poems and as we all probably do, I appreciate spring.
As a Christian I put my hope in Easter, and I think all of us like this season. I understand that Passover begins at sundown on Monday so this is a doubly joyous week.
In future posts I will chat about the wonderful book I am reading, "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" by Antonia Fraser, and show some photos of what is going on in my garden.
Happy Spring to All.

32 comments:

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful poem. Winter to Spring is becoming my favourite change of season. Spring brings so much hope for all things new ... Happy spring...xo HHL

Carol Z said...

Passover starts tomorrow night and we will celebrate thousands of years after the event from slavery to freedom. Wishing you joy this week and all through the year!

Michelle said...

I always enjoy Ms. Rice's poetry. Wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a beautiful poem, Terra. I love Easter and this time of renewal. And of course we gardeners can't wait to get out into the sun!

I'm looking forward to hearing about the book!

XO,
Jane

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Terra,

The daffodils are pretty and herald the start of Spring.
I enjoyed the poem too.

Happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

Chatty Crone said...

I loved that poem - I am so ready for spring. sandie

Laurie said...

beautiful flowers and beautiful poem,

Susan said...

Hi Terra....I like her poetry very much, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Denise said...

Very lovely post.

An Ordinary Housewife said...

I have a book of Helen Steiner-Rice's poems. They are very delightful, indeed! I remember reading this one some time ago. It's very pretty.

Blessings!

Maple Lane said...

I love poetry. Happy Spring to you, too.

thisisme said...

Hi Terra. Yes, that is a beautiful poem indeed. I just wish someone would tell the weather that Spring is supposed to be here. It's bitterly cold at the moment here, with biting winds :(

Happyone said...

Beautiful poem.
It would be nice to really see spring.
It's snowing as I type this!!

Amrita said...

Beautiful

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A friend just gave me a book of Blessings from Helen Steiner Rice. My eyes are scratchy right now because of the dust in the air. Hope you have a great week. Tammy

Hope Filled Living said...

Terra,
Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate your kind comment. Yes, Easter week is a special time for us...the resurrection marks the start of new life and hope. Praying for sunshine here in Michigan. It hasn't been out in days!
xoxo.
Mary

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for sharing your poem and spring, because somehow we in the 'Burgh have gotten a dose of winter. Happy Easter, dear Terra! xxoo LVL

Angel said...

Love that poem! I have always been a fan of Helen Steiner Rice. Thank you for sharing it.

And thank you for stopping by my blog today!

GRACE PETERSON said...

I used to read a lot of Helen Steiner Rice when I was younger. She has a very talented way with words.

Yes, I'm happy for spring too.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Terra, your post is the first one that I have read this morning ... what a lovely message filled with hope. I loved the cheery daffodils too.

Hope that you have a wonderful Easter.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Theanne said...

enjoyed your post...a children's book, now there's a thought :D

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Happy Easter to you.
Such a wonderful time of year.
Even if it feels like Christmas outside tonight!
xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,

Happy Easter, dear friend of mine.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Laurie said...

I used to find a lot of cards with Helen Steiner Rice poetry. Hers were the most beautiful. Have a wonderful Holy Week.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Good Morning, Terra!

Such a lovely poem and so nice to read upon first waking up today.

A joy stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fist let me say,thanks,for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed browsing through your blog and will be visiting regularly.Have a blessed Easter.

Pondside said...

Unlike much of the country and Europe, we have made the change from winter to spring, and the gardens are full of daffodils and hyacinths - the magnolia is about to burst into flower too.

Lynn Richards said...

Hi Terra!
What a lovely message. My favorite flowers are daffodils, and I like looking at all the books you are reading!
xo
Lynn

Lona said...

I just love her poems too. Have a Blessed Easter Terra.

Lady Jane said...

Happy Easter to you.

Cindy Adkins said...

Very pretty. I have crocus blooming, but not daffodils yet. I can't wait - I love them!
Happy Easter!
Cindy

Annesphamily said...

Oh such a lovely poem.
I have a lonely daffodil in my front yard and after the last cold spell the poor thing is droopy and sad looking!