When looking at my lovely bouquet,
of friendship's faces.
Picked from so many,
wonderful and different places.
It suddenly came bursting,
with such delight.
How each one made up,
a most beautiful sight.
Though it has taken my life-time,
to add each one.
I know that still yet,
my task is not done.
For I shall continue to gather,
along life's pathway.
More radiant faces,
that I shall display.
But dear FRIEND!
This I want you to know.
It will be your flower,
the first that I show.
Thanks, for all the memories,
both of laughter and tears.
They will always be with me,
throughout the coming years.
Thank all of you lovely friends
for bringing laughter into my life.
"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
~Lady Bird Johnson~
"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits."
~William Carlos Williams~
"Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences
and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms,
bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely
varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously
felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously
and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains,
vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed,
man's thought refined, and turned from the base destructive
forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to
high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator
of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved,
and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets
and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and
fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth."
~Father George Schoener~ (1864 -1941)
© Tina's Prayer Gate
May 18, 2013