Garden Bloggers Muse Day : Winter Ways

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Winter ways are wonderful

When happy hearts make fun

Beside the icy waters

That are glistening in the sun.


A fairyland of wisdom

In the filigree of frost

Where the golden leaves have fallen

And the foliage is lost.


There is merriment and music

Found in woodland paths that freeze

From a rainbow in a puddle

Or a star caught in the trees.


Taken from Tranquil Moments by Kathleen Partridge

Garden Bloggers Muse Day – 1 July 2011

The Best Thing In The World by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

What’s the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Light, that never makes you wink;
Memory, that gives no pain;
Love, when, so, you’re loved again.
What’s the best thing in the world?
—Something out of it, I think.

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn Choi at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.