Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Mosaic and Two Spring Poems

A Prayer in Spring
by Robert Frost
Oh, give us pleasure 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.
I Meant To Do My Work Today
by Richard Le Gallienne

I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand--
So what could I do but laugh and go?
Jana inspired me with her recent post. If you happen to post a Spring photo or mosaic of your own (or of generous flickr fairies) I want to see it! Poems, too.
Poems found at: (I want to explore it more.)

(Maybe if I type something down here, the spacing and font size will work. Nope.)


The Ashdowns said...

Is there a "plan" for the mosaic or is it free-style? :P

jamesrivergirl said...

free-style. I just started typing in words for Spring. Are you going to do one?!

Amanda said...

Yeah, I love the one I made from your previous mosaic plan. I love the idea, they're so cute!

Randolph-Seng`s said...

It is really cute! your so artsy...Hows the fam!?? We miss you.

The Ashdowns said...

Have I been gone? I guess I did miss one Sunday for Spring Break. The family is good, we've been house-sitting this week. Abby's getting so big, she's going to be in nursery soon. Crazy! What are you guys doing this summer?

Rikk said...

Carrie!!!! I LOVE your blog. Just wanted to let you know.

Rikk said...

Oops--apparently I'm logged in under my husband's name...sorry. That last comment is from Sonja. Love you!

Rikk said...

As was that one...and this one. Oh jeepers.

The Ashdowns said...

Okay so I just went back and read the comments again and saw that wasn't your comment! I feel like a doof.