O such a commotion under the ground
When March called,”Ho there! ho!”
Such spreading of rootlets far and wide,
Such whisperings to and fro!
“Are you ready?” the Snowdrop asked,
” ‘Tis time to start , you know.”
“Almost, my dear! the Scilla replied,
“I’ll follow as soon as you go.”
Then “Ha! ha! ha!” a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and low,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.
“I’ll promise my blossoms,” the Crocus said,
“When I hear the blackbird sing.”
And straight thereafter Narcissus cried,
“My silver and gold I’ll bring.”
“And ere they are dulled,” another spoke,
“The Hyacinth bells shall ring.”
But the Violet only murmured , “I’m here,”
And sweet grew the air of Spring.
O the pretty brave things, thro’ the coldest days
Imprisoned in the walls of brown,
They never lost heart tho’ the blast shrieked loud,
And the sleet and the hail came down;
But patiently each wrought her wonderful dress,
Or fashioned her beautiful crown,
And now they are coming to lighten the world
Still shadowed by winter’s frown.
And well may they cheerily laugh “Ha! ha!”
In laughter sweet and low,
The millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The promise of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace in the ground, purified seven times. ~Psalm 12:6 ✝
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Thanks, Bette! Blessings, Natalie 🙂
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Dickinson & Emerson… Perfect! ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com
Thank you for the reblog. I hope others enjoy it too. Hugs, Natalie
Today was perfect—74—tomorrow, not so much—it’s to be 44 and rain– c’est la vie
We started the day at 35 and it start downward from there. We’ve been at 22 all afternoon and for awhile got a mixture of sleet and rain. It’s just enough to make the bridges icy on the road. I hope you don’t get hit with too much bad weather tomorrow. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
Lovely flower! We had 63 today but suppose to get colder tomorrow around 40. Old man winter won’t let go! 🙂
We started at 35 at 6AM and were down to 30 by 8AM and then it kept falling until 22 where it was all afternoon. We are supposed to go down into the teens tonight. Old Man Winter is definitely NOT finished with his reign it seems. Blessings, Michael. Natalie 🙂
Lovely. . . the picture and poem work together perfectly.
Thanks, Sheryl. I’m glad you liked them. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Our march is the month of expectation for autumn Natalie and we need rain. 😦
Wow, I hadn’t even realized that it was about to be autumn for you guys down under. We need rain too so I’ll be praying for it for both of us! I hope you have a great week, mister. Cheers, Natalie 🙂
Although our Autumns, at least where we are have to be the best weather going. Yes, pray up a storm Natalie. 🙂
The week’s looking good.
How delightful, Nathalie, and just the right choice to celebrate the beginning of March. Have a good one!
Thank you, Annette, I’m glad you liked it. I hope you have a great week too. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
What a delightful poem by Emerson! It sparked my imagination immediately and now I’m listening with my ear to the ground! 🙂 Beautiful light play on the flowers, too! Thanks for sharing Natalie and putting a smile on my face! Blessings~Laura
You are welcome, Laura, I’m glad you liked it. I always keep an ear on the ground so that I can hear Eden’s heartbeat. I hope you have a great week with lots of smiles. Blessings, Natalie 🙂