Monday, May 11, 2009

Inspire Me Monday - Simple Gifts

This Monday, I am inspired by women who put their whole hearts into

celebrations. I am inspired by the handing down of keepsakes.

I'm inspired by wrapping presents in white tissue paper with pretty ribbons

and real flowers.

I'm inspired by simple decorations.

I'm inspired by "time spent" rather than "money spent."

I'm inspired by cakes decorated with flowers from the yard,

and flowering branches filling pewter teapots.


I'm inspired by the simple beauty of sunshine over the grass,

and through the leaves.

Spring flowers always inspire.

Always I am inspired by Kahlil Gibran, and today is no exception:
~The Song of The Flower~

I am a kind word uttered and repeated

By the voice of Nature;

I am a star fallen from the

Blue tent upon the green carpet.

I am the daughter of the elements

With whom Winter conceived;

To whom Spring gave birth;

I was Reared in the lap of Summer and I

Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze

To announce the coming of light;

At eventide I join the birds

In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with

My beautiful colors, and the air

Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of

Night watch over me, and as I

Awaken I stare at the sun, which is

The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to

The voices of the birds, and dance

To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover's gift;

I am the wedding wreath;

I am the memory of a moment of happiness;

I am the last gift of the living to the dead;

I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,

And never look down to see my shadow.

This is wisdom which man must learn.


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Christine said...

what a lovely day it was....

you've captured it perfectly.


Graciel @ Evenstar Art said...

YOU are pure inspiration, Dear Katie. Gorgeous post.

xo, Graciel

Doreen said...

Beautiful post and wonderful photo's Katie...just beautiful!

Thank you and have a joyous day,