Monday, August 17, 2009

A prayer in Spring - well nearly

A prayer in Spring
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 in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
- Robert Frost


you-wee because said...

Hi Sylvia!

Two weeks ago I was pretty near Australia!!! OK, if you see it through the eyes of an European... ;-))

I was the first time at Tokyo, Japan, and it was really an exiting trip to this incredible, awesome city!

Step by step I try to post some of my Tokyo pictures to my blog!

Enjoy your springtime (feelings?) at Australia; here at good old Europe the summer draws slowly to an end.


RoLuc said...

Lovely Sylv.
My Almond tree has finally blossomed, a sure sign that a real Spring is on it's way. Happy times!