Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Flowers.

The Flowers
Robert Louis Stevenson

All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,
Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames--
These must all be fairy names!

Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!

Fair are grown-up people's trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all


April is National Poetry Month.

13 comments:

CapCity said...

nice spot, denise. i found u by hitting that button i NEVER hit - NEXT Blog (at the tippy top of the page:-).

Dawn said...

I can't wait to share that poem with my daughter, I know she'll love it. That is the prettiest old bench in that photo.

Hege said...

What a beautiful blog you have!
Love the poem, and the bench is beautiful!

The watercolor mobiles that your boys made are so sweet. I might have to do that with my kids.

Have a great weekend!

Karena said...

Wonderful photos, as always...

Tara said...

I enjoyed this poem a lot.

amy t sharp said...

awesome- we are heavily celebrating NPM here xo

so NOT cool said...

Have a great weekend, Denise and family!

Tammy said...

Oh, nice poem! I haven't heard this one before. I'm going to have the girls copy this into their lesson books. :)

amanda said...

I remember that poem from my own childhood. Haven't heard it in forever until now. Thanks for bringing me down memory lane :)

Lisa Anne said...

Snow drops and Cocuses! I love it. Thanks for sharing the poem, we have a lot poetry readings at home lately!

Poppy & Mei said...

Yay! Xxx

Lizz said...

Really nice projects Denise, in my blog leave. I enjoy your artistic ness very much!!

Mary Beth said...

Hi Denise. Thanks for the tip on Library Elf (on my blog). Wish I could use it, but it doesn't serve my county. I'm glad you have such a great library. And thanks for the poem here--I love to read poetry to my children as much as they'll let me.