Monday, April 20, 2009


This dreary, dreary, rainy day calls for another installment of "What's blooming in Gewels's garden."

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.

Kahlil Gibran

And finally a shot of an orchid from my indoor garden.


Akelamalu said...

Lovely poem and the photos are just beautiful. :)

International Flower Spy said...

I love andromeda! pretty....

bulletholes said...

Hi Gewels!

Not so little Woman said...

It's been a while since I've been able to visit your blog. My work schedule is crazy and I rarely have energy for internet when I get home at night. But I do think of you and your posts. As usual, I'm happy to see the beautiful poetry and the pictures.
Thanks for making our life so good with the beauty you find and post.