Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Magnolia

The Magnolia
by Mary McNeil Fenollosa

O flowers of the garden, of skilled and human care,
Sweet heliotrope, and violet, and orchid frail and fair,
Pour out your love to happier hearts; the woodland flowers for me,
The pallid, creamy blossoms of the dark magnolia tree!

I close my eyes; my soul lifts up to float with their perfume,
And dull the body lying in this narrow city room.
Again I am a happy child. I leap and joy to see
The great curved petals wavering slip from out the gleaming tree.

As holy grail, or pearl inwrought, or carven ivory cup,
They stand on bronze and emerald bough, and brim their sweetness up;
And underneath a happy child! --- O days that used to be!
In distant land, the flowers still stand upon the dark green tree.


GMG said...

Hi Sue! Sorry for having taken so long to come back here…
Great picture! Having been born in Madeira Island, magnolias and other flowers always draw my attention...
Beautiful Crosby lyrics for an excellent picture! The waterfront park provides some amazing views; that Golias however, looks, as always, a bit awful... ;)
The Tuesday special is another «special», the pineaple fountain is amazing and the wordless tree is superb!
I'm in Casablanca at Blogtrotter, however missing Ilsa Lund… ;(
Hope you have a great weekend!

Susanne49 said...

Hi Gil,

thank you very much for all your compliments to my posts in the last week. I'm glad you liked them all. Very nice to see you here. :-)

DiamondVVV1 said...

What an awesome flower shot!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Karen,

for stopping by from Nicaragua, so far away.:-)

Carole said...

wonderful flower shot Sue and good tones to it.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Carol,

I'm happy you like my flower shot.:-)


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