Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Little Miracles



Our neighbor (and now landlord) Jan, gave us these peonies from her garden on Mother's Day.

I commented on how pretty they were and she said, "want a bouquet?" and cut some for me. They smell so good.

I love the fragrance of the air in May. It's one of my favorite things. I was standing out in the mist this morning, listening to the birds, watching them play when a nice stream of honeysuckle scent wafted past me. I love those moments.

Ozark Gypsy had this little poem on her blog and I read it this morning for the first time. It seems just right to share at this moment.

Have a great day.

She calls the poem "Little Miracles."

The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang.
But, the man did not hear.

So the man yelled, "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky.
But, the man did not listen.

The man looked around and said, "God let me see you." and a star shined brightly.
But the man did not notice.

And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle." And, a life was born.
But, the man did not know.

So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here." Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man. But, the man brushed the butterfly from his shoulder and walked away disappointed.

15 comments:

1 Funky Woman said...

Lovely poem and lovely bouquet!

Dede said...

Lisa they are gorgeous! I too love the fresh smells of May. Everything is blooming and so fresh. Wishing you a wonderful week!

(((HUGS)))

Janet said...

Wonderful poem! And the peonies are gorgeous....they always look so lush and extravagant. The smells of flowers and other blossoms is most intoxicating at this time of year.

inannasstar said...

I love peonies, their scent is intoxicating.

Ninnie said...

Love the flowers and the poem. Also I got my beautiful little doll. Thank you so much. Love Hugs and Blessinsg

violette said...

I love Peonies too......their scent is intoxicating. Thanks for your support Re; my Mom. She's home now and recovering.

Love, violette

Pam Aries said...

I love peonies..they remind me of Gramma...too hot here for peonies!

Tinker said...

Gorgeous peonies - and great poem. I love all the flower scents in the air this time of year. I wish I could bottle up the fragrances in my front yard with all the roses, jasmine and orange blossoms blooming.

The Fragrant Muse said...

The flowers are fab and so is the poem. I'm so glad we have "met"!

Healing Woman said...

Lisa,

That was such a lovely poem you shared. The peonies are wonderful in Roanoke right now aren't they? You have a very generous landlord and friend.~

Hugs,
Cheryl

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love peonies. These are gorgeous. Great photos.
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miss*R said...

so glad we have connected again Lisa xoxo
am off to read some more of your lovely blog xo

Magaly Guerrero said...

The flowers are beautiful and the poem gave me chills. Isn't it strange how many of us go through life wondering why the Divine has left us, but ignoring The Great Power that is all around us? Thanks for sharing so much beauty.

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Suzi Smith said...

A lovely post in all ways... the peonies, the poem & your neighbour!

Witch at Heart said...

Those Peonies are so beautiful! I love the poem too. I bet those flowers smelled so nice too.