Beauty of the Different

Monk by Sea, 1809 Giclee PrintFriedrich, Caspar Buy at AllPosters.comPied Beauty Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89) Poems. 1918. GLORY be to God for dappled things— For skies of couple-colour as a brindled cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;...

Hope

“Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson”Hope” is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soulAnd sings the tune without the wordsAnd never stops at all,And sweetest in the gale is heard;And sore must be the stormThat could abash...

The Delight of Roses

You love the roses – so do I. I wishThe sky would rain down roses, as they rainFrom off the shaken bush. Why will it not?Then all the valley would be pink and whiteAnd soft to tread on. They would fall as lightAs feathers, smelling sweet: and it would beLike...

Geraniums

Geraniums are always cheering – all kinds of geraniums, whether the dainty scented types or the bursting red garden ones. Years ago I found a poem that helps me maintain an attitude of contentment… since I have often overwintered my geraniums in the...