Saturday, May 8, 2010

Silent Saturday ~ Part Fourteen

}  Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone

Roots and leaves themselves alone are these,
Scents brought to men and women from the wild woods and pond-side,
Breast-sorrel and pinks of love, fingers that wind around tighter
    than vines,
Gushes from the throats of birds hid in the foliage of trees as the
    sun is risen,
Breezes of land and love set from living shores to you on the living
    sea, to you O sailors!
Frost-mellow'd berries and Third-month twigs offer'd fresh to young
    persons wandering out in the fields when the winter breaks up,
Love-buds put before you and within you whoever you are,
Buds to be unfolded on the old terms,
If you bring the warmth of the sun to them they will open and bring
    form, color, perfume, to you,
If you become the aliment and the wet they will become flowers,
    fruits, tall branches and trees.

Walt Whitman ~ Leaves of Grass ( a segment )

There is something about a spring rain.  Cleansing...refreshing...melodic...soothing to ones' soul.  It is changes the landscape into a magical wonderland.  Hope you enjoyed this journey!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you


deb said...

oh, this just made my spring rain morning.
We are having a slight reprieve, but more called for all day.
And yes, the vistas are breathtaking.
Bless you too!

ellen abbott said...

We could sorely use some rain.

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

I loved the pictures...the broom was my fresh and clean.. a new start!

Brian Miller said...

some great whitman...i am the artsy feel of the first one...but the blades of grass against the wood grain speaks to me as well...happy saturday. enjoy the rain...

Sharon said...

Beautiful poem...beautiful photos!
I am your newest follower!

TechnoBabe said...

The top photo is amazing. Just beautiful. And you know you have to be a talented photographer to take a photo of a broom and make it an outstanding photo.

Cinner said...

SueAnn. you are a wonderful photographer, I liked the broom too. enjoy the rain and have a fabulous day. you inspired me so much with telling me about walking your driveway, I have been inspired ever since. thank you. hugs my friend and have a fabulous day.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

What gorgeous photographs. Thank you.

Joanna Jenkins said...

For some reason, the picture of the well-used broom made me smile. My grandmother had one like that :-)

Happy Mother's Day SueAnn!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Love, love these shots!
Happy Mother's Day, Sue Ann, hope you're having a beautiful day!

Hilary said...

Sue Ann, these are wonderful photos. I especially love the one with the broom. Just beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to you. :)