Friday, April 29, 2011

Violets From My Yard & Neighborhood

Violets from my yard and neighborhood have been inspiration for my spring art, photography and new blog header.

Down in a green and shady bed,
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its colour bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.

Yet thus it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused a sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.

~Jane Taylor~
Colchester, England 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the poetry. What a nice touch. And I love the violet header. We have them in our yard too. I really must dry some as well.
    I'm following now and hope you will follow on mine as well.

    Coleen in Ukraine


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