Today's Flowers: Primrose




Primrose
Upon a bank I sat, a child made seer
Of one small primrose flowering in my mind.
Better than wealth it is, I said, to find
One small page of Truth's manuscript made clear.
I looked at Christ transfigured without fear--
The light was very beautiful and kind,
And where the Holy Ghost in flame had signed
I read it through the lenses of a tear.
And then my sight grew dim, I could not see
The primrose that had lighted me to Heaven,
And there was but the shadow of a tree
Ghostly among the stars. The years that pass
Like tired soldiers nevermore have given
Moments to see wonders in the grass.
Patrick Kavanagh

Comments

  1. a gorgeous little bloom.

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  2. The sad and the beautiful together.

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  3. Exquisite blossom and, yes, the sad and the beautiful together it is! Hope your weekend is going well, Sandy!

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  4. Sandy, that is a gorgeous photo of a delicate little primrose, so pretty, and I love the poem too. Have a great week :)

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  5. I like the poem and photo! touching...

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  6. Beautiful delicate flower, and I love the poem.

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  7. pretty! the vividness of its color is attractive.

    Today's Flower

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  8. Lovely words and bloom, happy to find you still here, I have just returned!

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  9. this is almost the time for prime rose in CA.

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  10. Beautiful. I guess many of us have not regained the faith and wisdom we had as a child. Lovely poem Sandy. Beuatiful.

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  11. Beautiful poem and image.
    The name of this author will always make me smile and reminisce, due to personal reasons.;)
    xoxo

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  12. I love the water droplets, and the sun coming through the petals!

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  13. once upon a time.....I had one of these beautiful ones. :)

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  14. I love these little gems, so perfect. What a beautiful poem too.

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  15. That's a beautiful primrose and a very touching poem.

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  16. Beautiful flower - beautiful words :) Hanne Bente

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  17. Beautiful
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. So lovely -- primroses have the deepest most elegant colors and they are so welcome in very early spring (a season which I miss -- in both senses of the word -- these days). Thanks for the poem and the memories!

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  19. A great poem with the picture.

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