Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pink Saturday

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Happy Pink Saturday!
What a glorioius day we have been given today!
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Asking for Roses

A house that lacks, seemingly, mistress and master,
With doors that none but the wind ever closes,
Its floor all littered with glass and with plaster;
It stands in a garden of old-fashioned roses.
I pass by that way in the gloaming with Mary;
'I wonder,' I say, 'who the owner of those is.'
'Oh, no one you know,' she answers me airy,
'But one we must ask if we want any roses.'
So we must join hands in the dew coming coldly
There in the hush of the wood that reposes,
And turn and go up to the open door boldly,
And knock to the echoes as beggars for roses.
'Pray, are you within there, Mistress Who-were-you?'
'Tis Mary that speaks and our errand discloses.
'Pray, are you within there? Bestir you, bestir you!
'Tis summer again; there's two come for roses.
'A word with you, that of the singer recalling--
Old Herrick: a saying that every maid knows is
A flower unplucked is but left to the falling,
And nothing is gained by not gathering roses.'
We do not loosen our hands' intertwining
(Not caring so very much what she supposes),
There when she comes on us mistily shining
And grants us by silence the boon of her roses.
Robert Frost
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9 comments:

  1. Nicely done. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  2. Happy Pink Saturday!


    Love roses and this post is fabulous!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  3. Beautiful roses. Happy pink Saturday

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  4. I love your pink roses. My father planted many roses for my mother in Arizona, and even after he died 20 years ago, he is still giving her roses every spring.

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  5. Pink rose bush. Are those yours? They're beautiful as is the poem. :-)

    Happy pink Saturday!

    Li

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  6. Had the Grands for a few days so I am a day late and a dollar short for Pink Saturday! We just had so much fun and time got away from me☺

    But, I didn't want to miss all the pinkness that brings sunshine to my weekend. And, another cool, sun-less day. My gardens look horrible this year. Nothing is growing...sigh.

    So, your sweet blog post is cheering me up! Thanks so much for giving me something pretty to look at other than the dark clouds outside my kitchen window.

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  7. What a wonderful poem! I hadn't seen this one before, so thanks very much for sharing. I'm copying this to my Quotes folder, or I'm sure to forget who it's by.

    Happy Pink Saturday! (Big apologies, I know I'm late, but I've been overwhelmed with deadlines and teaching classes Sat & Sun - and only now just getting a chance to go blog-hopping).

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