277. In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus

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A warm and cheery fire roars merrily
And shadows dance about the darkened room.
Beside the hearth a gardener sits and dreams
Of sunny days, of flowers in full bloom.
Some hollyhocks should tower near the fence,
Bright red ones that the bees can’t help but find.
The trellis at the gate again must wear
Blue morning glories, or the rosy kind.
To lend a bit of distance to the scene,
Close to the rear I’ll plant in shades of blue:
The tall and stately larkspur, double ones­
Of course I’ll put in scabiosa, too.
I couldn’t do without a pansy bed­
Snapdragons make such beautiful bouquets­.
Frilled zinnias and yellow marigolds
Add just the proper touch to autumn days.
The flowers grow and bloom with loveliness
Until a sound destroys the fantasy­
A burning ember falls and I must leave
My garden and my charming reverie.
~Helen Bath Swanson

I will sing to my God a new song: O Lord, you are great and glorious, wonderful in strength, invincible.  ~Judith (Apocrypha) 16:13  ✝

5 thoughts on “277. In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus

  1. Pingback: 277. In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus | Sacred Touches

  2. Beautiful post! The poem by H. Swanson sounds like the conversations my husband and I are having about our evolving garden plans for this year. (I think the squirrels or birds ate my hollyhock seeds I scattered by our back yard fence.) 😦

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    • Thanks, Laura, I’m glad you liked the poem. I hate it when the squirrels and birds eat my seeds. I didn’t get any hollyhock seeds down this year so I’m going to order the plants from Select Seeds. I love hollyhocks and it’s been two years now since I’ve had any. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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