Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pink Saturday

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Happy Pink Saturday!
What a glorioius day we have been given today!
I  had to search the archives and  ran across my Pink post from 2 years ago this week   so I  thought it would be great to share  it, especially with this heat wave we're having...  this is a blessing!
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Asking for Roses
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
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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By the way, if you have time to  peruse something,  Id  love  for you to  click  my header and visit  my new  theme on Reflections of the Times.  I feel this is an important new  writing for me and   Im challenging  anyone  to  join in as we try to make sense of  what is happening  around us  and  seek  to know  how to  move through the days  with   purpose and freedom  from  fear.
For more Pink Saturday visit Beverly of How Sweet the Sound!


2 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Schotzky. Did I ask you where you are in VA? Will you share this with me? Thank you.

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  2. Im pleased to share with you.... we live in Roanoke which is in Sw Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge MOuntains!

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