A Prayer in Spring.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
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,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

- Robert Frost


  1. what a perfect poem for spring! i don't remember that one of his. since spring has arrived i've been thoroughly enjoying evening walks. i'll think of this poem/prayer and enjoy it even more.

    your new header is fantastic. thank you for posting the ring link. i left a comment on your tea post but alas it jumped ship, i believe. (i adore tea and coffee as well) i just have to make up my mind and i'll stop by your shop for a ring.


  2. Reading this poem made me feel happy, peaceful, thankful, joyful . . . I'm glad you're spending this spring in Tennessee :)

  3. gorgeous pics, whit. and of course, love the poem. it was a good start to my morning! love and miss you, friend!

    p.s. love the layout of your blog even more!!!

  4. hello hello! i love your blog! your pictures are beautiful and your words so inspiring. glad we've found each other :) perhaps i will jump back in and start writing something myself!!

  5. Elizabeth - I just read it recently and now I love it. Poetry really helps you savor a moment... I love it. :)

    Lenes - You were the inspiration for changing the header back to the original photo. I love it, too. It captures us.

    Miriam - I definitely hope you'll keep writing!! And I'd love to get together and create something soon! :)


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