Friday, March 21, 2008



A Prayer in Spring
by Robert Frost
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid-air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.


Happy Easter sweet friends!

Love, Jo-Anne
xo

20 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

The poem is so beautiful. Such a wonderful thought, and I absolutely adore those furry friends. So cute! Happy Easter dear friend. xoRachel

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Jo Jo ~

A very Happy Easter to you my friend! Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,

Stacy

Tracie said...

Dear Jo,
Love the antique postcard and the lovely poem.

And God's creatures together - so sweet.

Happy Weekend~Happy Easter, my dear friend.
Love, Tracie

Alice W. said...

I wish you and your family a very blessed Easter!

Very lovely poem...thanks for sharing!

Suzy said...

How cute!!!!! These little friends so sweet.
Have a memorable time. With love, Suzy

miss gracies house said...

I've been enjoying your blog for awhile now~it's beautiful-both in the visible and the spirit.

Have a joyful day of EASTER celebration!

Rene'

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Such a beautiful poem Jo-Anne and the sweet picture at the end, a delight, hope you had a wonderful Easter!
Alicia ~ time worn style

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Easter, Jo-Anne! :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Jo-Anne ~ Happy Easter to you too ! The poem is beautiful !
xoxo,
Lori

Rue said...

Beautiful poem and a very lovely post :)

Rue

The Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it :)
Hope you had a lovely Easter.

Sue said...

Hope you had a happy Easter Jo-Anne. I love all your beautiful work.

CIELO said...

Good morning Jo-Anne! Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.... and thanks for sharing such lovely poem... those furry friends are adorable... are we human just like them? We are all so different; yet so similar....

Have a lovely day

Cielo

Mamma Millan said...

Helloo...!!!
I just LOVE youre blogg..its beautiful..its soooo lovely...everythig about it!!!
Love youre small pets...sooooo sweet!!!!

I will come back here...many many tims!!!!!
Hugs from Millan Sweden!!!

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Tracie said...

Happy Weekend, Jo~

Watched Mansfield Park last night and thought of you with all the lovely costumes and beautiful gardens.

xoxo~Tracie

Annalunda said...

:) I found you at Mamma Millans blog

and I agree - you have a gorgeous blog with a lot of the things I love most ...especially roses.

I´m glad I found your blog and I´ll be back... and of course you are welcome to visit me!

Have a nice weekend... such nice poem - thank´s for sharing.

~Annie at Annalunda in Sweden

Eva said...

What a lovely blogg you have!!

I will visit it soo again.

Henna said...

Hi!
Your blog is just lovely!

Spring greetings! / Anne

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi!
Saw your comment at Mamma Millans blog, and that made me curious of your blog :)
Now that I´ve looked at it I must say that it´s absolutely beautiful!
Have a nice Sunday,
Mia
Ps I see you have got quite a few new Swedish visitors :)

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Beautiful poem and I love the sweet picture! You have a fabulous blog!

~Erin