Monday, April 5, 2010

A Prayer in Spring~



A Prayer in Spring

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


4 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Loved the poem and the pictures, Lisa. So good to see you back. Looking for more when you have the time. Hope you are happy and doing good. love you, connie

Sharon said...

Finally stopping by to say, "Hi"! Hope all is well with you and your family!

Karen said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the comment on my blog. The poem is great. Hope you are keeping well xxx

Kristi said...

Beautiful poem, Lisa. Is that Holly in the little costume?

~Kristi