A Dandelion a Day

A dandelion a day
Keeps the blues away;
Daffodils at play
Keep the tears at bay.

Out of the ground they spring
With joy abounding
A promise of life to bring
To hearts in waiting.

Happy Easter!

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?'”

John 11: 25-26

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again!

Palm Sunday: Rejoice Greatly!

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

Zechariah 9:9
For Cee's FOTD, March 28, 2021

It’s Not a Mystery

“Why does hope spring after tragedy?

Is it weakness in sorrow, a failure of grief?

What makes us look up and watch for the dawn?”

Wiping away his tears, his Teacher softly answered,

“‘It’s elementary, my dear Watson,’

We were made for eternity

Not this life alone.”

Cee’s FOTD
Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #199: prose or poem in 47 words exactly using the word “element” or its forms.

A Rose to You

a rose to you and you and you
dear readers that stumbled onto this page
and familiar friends who’ve long remained
through drought or storm as balmy days
faithful ones who exchange the fruits
gleaned from weedy words and pruned vines
some tangy to the taste or sweetly spiced
all enlivened with the sunlit labor of moments
transcribed to screens of dispersed bytes
to be received like petals furled and unfurled
as if a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose
when given in love

For Cee's FOTD, February 14, 2021; Michelle's February Writing Prompts, "Balmy Days"; Joseph's 2021 Home Photo Challenge; also posted on PilgrimDreams.com

A Given Testimony

 

Is it possible from this rank earth for such flowers to grow?
Yet here they are, positing their glory for the world to see
A speculative assumption uncertain of its predication
That out of this sodden ground, mulched by weather
The boggy stink of which permeates the air
Blooms would appear from unseen dimensions
To cluster in diamond silk, emitting starry transactions
Their thrusting ebullience beyond science, even wonder
Simple testimony of leaf, stalk and flower, to primum movens*
Of power ingrained elementally to be, just be
And being, yearn hungrily for the Light that clothes it.


*primum movens (Latin): Aristotelian term for the “unmoved mover”

Flower of the Day, for Cee Neuner's FOTD, January 21, 2021
Writing prompt: Paula Light's Thursday Inspo 92 theme "flowers"

CFFC: Patterns in Nature

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Patterns in Nature. One of the things that strikes a naturalist is the singularity and uniqueness of things in nature, even where patterns exist, like a snowflake, for example. But that paradox gives us more cause to wonder at creation, and the hand behind it.

Growing by the sidewalk suburban ever so wondrously!
Mushrooms on the march on the median
They’re not tribbles, but they do like to burrow.
Like the backside of your maiden aunty’s bloomers, they like to flaunt it!
Gorgeous green with no paucity of purpose: chlorophyll growing and glowing
Petrified Tree Trunk from the Triassic Period about 200 million years old (in front of the Smithsonian Musuem of Natural History), found near Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Ginger Lily

If I could send scent waves over the ether, I’d tell you to take a deep breath and smell the sweet scent of the ginger lily!

Ginger Lily for Cee’s FOTD

John 1:3-4
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

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Dallying with Dahlias #FOTD

Cee Neuner has been educating me on dahlias, literally from the ground up, and if you haven’t already see her exquisite photography of dahlias, you’re in for a treat on her site. Apparently, dahlias grown from tubers differ from those grown from seeds, which are the type I posted yesterday. Here’s one more from the same crop, and take a look at Cee’s FOTD for today, glowing with hidden depths.

Summer’s Dahlia