Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Morning Poetry

beauty by the handful

The Act

There were the roses, in the rain.
Don't cut them, I pleaded.
They won't last, she said.
But they're so beautiful
where they are.
Agh, we were all beautiful once, she said,
and cut them and gave them to me
in my hand.
~ William Carlos Williams


Marion Williams-Bennett said...

They're beautiful where they are...they won't last.

These were the words that stayed with me. It made me feel that we have to change to stay beautiful, to stay fresh, but still, there are times when I just want to stay where I am.

thoughtful poem from a thoughtful woman, thank you for this Sunday morning treat!

S. Etole said...

sometimes we have to let go ...

this has a bit of a haunting about it

Marilyn said...

Beautiful roses whether held in your hand or where they are. Beautiful thoughts!

Char said...


Rita said...

What a lovely post! and what a lovely picture! You are becoming a fabulous photographer!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I so agree with Emma
...there is a new depth
to your photography.
A stronger, clearer
And it's gorgeous!
Thanks so much for
sharing, dear Relyn:)

Amy said...

A bit melancholy, isn't it ... it reminds of one of my grandma's friends ... "you're so young and beautiful," she said, "don't forget to take the time to enjoy it ... "

Anonymous said...

Just lovely!

Diane said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. It's so refreshing. Very thoughtful poem and the picture is beautiful. diane

Mrs. E said...

Now that is a William Carlos Williams poem that I like. (Beats The Red Wheelbarrow!)

Roban said...

I love how I can enjoy a dash of poetry here on Sundays. Beginning soon, poetry with my 8th-graders. I always look forward to this time of the school year.

Tracy said...

Such beauty and sadness all in the same scene... I'm dazzled! :o) Happy Day, Relyn ((HUGS))

Susan Tuttle said...

you are most beautiful Relyn:) Happy New Year to you!! -- I am thankful for your special presence in the blogosphere -- you share so much inner light and spread your joy.



gkgirl said...

love this...

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