Blooming in the garden today…

17 07 2009

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. 

— Khalil Gibran

Photos © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.    
http://cindydyer.zenfolio.com/p270076135

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3 responses

21 07 2009
edvatza

Another absolutely exquisite series, Cindy. You are a master of garden photography. It is impossible to say which I like best because they are all so wonderful.

On another note, I changed my URL. This will now get you to my blog which is now part of my website.

http://www.itsmynaturephotography.com/blog/

I sure would appreciate it if you updated it in your blogroll. Thanks, Cindy.

22 07 2009
giiid

Impressing clear photos. Very beautiful.

22 07 2009
Carsten

This is a very beautiful series. It is as if the flowers reach out of the screen. The Ipomoea with 4 flowers in a row is outstanding.

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