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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day - July 2008

Gather Ye Roses
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Gather ye roses while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying;
A world where beauty fleets away
Is no world for denying.
Come lads and lasses, fall to play
Lose no more time in sighing.

The very flowers you pluck to-day
To-morrow will be dying;
And all the flowers are crying,
And all the leaves have tongues to say,--
Gather ye roses while ye may.

Many thanks to Carolyn for hosting Garden Bloggers' Muse Day. Be sure to visit her site and check out all the verse posted for this day.

I chose "Gather Ye Roses" because I think it's important to remember to enjoy the garden and life, "stop and smell the roses", so to speak. It's so easy (at least for me) to let all the tasks that need to be taken care of overshadow the beauty in front of us. May your enjoyment of the day and your life be your dominating goal and the necessary tasks that take us from day to day, secondary, but never forgotten. For all too soon it will be fall and then winter and we will pine for the blooms of summer.

9 comments:

Carolyn gail said...

Wonderful post, Cindy. Thank you so much for your contribution. I love that poem.

J said...

Great poem, Cindy. Thanks for posting it! Glad you're enjoying your first GBMD!

Muum said...

good poem. thanks for visiting my blog!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Great first Muse Day post. We should all remember to gather the rosebuds, shouldnt' we?~~Dee

tina said...

Yes, it is so important to take the time to stop and smell the roses.

beckie said...

Cindy, I have always liked that poem, but admit to only remembering the first couple of lines. Your roses are wonderful. We sometimes do forget to just enjoy our gardens, don't we. So I will try to take a walk through them often just to admire how well they are doing.

Shady Gardener said...

Beautiful roses with a great GBMD. I really don't grow them (just a couple of miniatures), so I need to enjoy those of other gardeners! :-) Thanks for visiting me. I will explore your site a bit more. (And congratulations on your baby girl! She will soon be 1 year old... doesn't time fly when you're having fun?!)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It is difficult to remember how fleeting the season is. Good reminder to look at what's out there right now & enjoy it.

VP said...

Lovely Cindy - that's a poem from my childhood, so thanks for the reminder :)

And many thanks too for the comment over at my place :D