Monday, August 31, 2015

The Beauty of Flowers

There is magic in what we see as written by Robert Frost.  Luckily, we are still enjoying the beauty of the flowers and warm weather.  Soon we will be able to enjoy the array of colors seen in the leaves changing.  

Leaves Compared With Flowers - Poem by Robert Frost

A tree's leaves may be ever so good,
So may its bar, so may its wood;
But unless you put the right thing to its root
It never will show much flower or fruit.

But I may be one who does not care
Ever to have tree bloom or bear.
Leaves for smooth and bark for rough,
Leaves and bark may be tree enough.

Some giant trees have bloom so small
They might as well have none at all.
Late in life I have come on fern.
Now lichens are due to have their turn.

I bade men tell me which in brief,
Which is fairer, flower or leaf.
They did not have the wit to say,
Leaves by night and flowers by day.

Leaves and bar, leaves and bark,
To lean against and hear in the dark.
Petals I may have once pursued.
Leaves are all my darker mood. 

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Under the vase and candle holders are handmade doilies.  In the store you will find many different colored doilies to choose from to add a little beauty to the glass pieces and some protection for your furniture. They add a feminine touch to any d├ęcor.