Saturday, March 12, 2016

Wish and Birth

A Prayer in Spring ~ Robert Frost
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 things in the springing of the year.

Oh give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghost by night;
And makes 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,
That meteor that thrust in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,

That which is reserved for God above
To the sanctity to what far ends He will,
But which only needs what we fulfill.

Spring is coming. The warm weather is intoxicating and everyone is making a point to be outside. Today the Grey and I took the Beats to the park to run around, watch the turtles sun themselves and greet the ducks. As we ran them, we stopped to point out the flowers and buds that were emerging. Seeing their excitement was a definite highlight.

The world seems to be undergoing a period of rebirth.

Years ago, I dreamed of having a garden of my own. One with a variety of plants. The problem is that even though I have a love of plants, my terrible impatience makes me terrible with maintaining a garden that I would dream of.

A few years ago I modified my dream, wishing also for someone who had this patience and planning to create something beautiful.

The first day we moved into our currently apartment, I saw Martha's garden. Even in its winter sleep it's beautiful. And I'm hoping that as the weather warms, I can beg a little bit of space to start a small vegetable garden for the Beats. If not, we'll plan for a container garden to compliment Martha's.

Maybe my wish will come true.


  1. I'm completely confused by that last photograph. Is that what a garden looks like in winter in your part of the world?

    I love gardens, but I'm a terrible and unenthusiastic gardener. I have friends who find it therapeutic. That's not me at all. But a small container garden might just work for me too.

    1. @Mali -- a lot of people will wrap up their shrubs in burlap to protect them from the cold during the winter months. I have no idea if it's effective -- I'm not that much of a gardener, lol. I like the IDEA of a garden & fresh homegrown vegetables & beautiful flowers. But the work involved to get it there...!! Nevertheless, good luck, Cristy, and I hope you enjoy introducing the Beats to the joy of watching things grow. :)

  2. I adore Robert Frost! And I love the poetry you've been including in your posts!

    Good for you for wanting to have the Beats be part of the natural world. It's such a source of wonder to their young minds! And, I hope you get your dream! YAY for Spring!


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