A Prayer In Spring

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By Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today,
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
 
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night,
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
 
And make us happy in the daring bird
That suddenly above the bees I heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
 
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Read at the Dedication of the John f. Kennedy Park, May 29, 1987, four days after my first child, Madelaine, was born.

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About anaincolorado

Hi, I am an avid gardener both at home and at Rosedale Community Garden where I've had a plot for 19 years. I am very interested in learning more about gardening, how to preserve it, incorporating farm fresh produce into my cooking and living a healthy lifestyle. In addition, I am a Master Community Gardener through Denver Urban Gardens and am a shareholder at the Chatfield CSA. In 2015, I spearheaded an effort to start a community donation garden at St. Philip's Lutheran Church -- a project I will share on my blog. I am eager to share what I've learned and the adventures I had learning new things and interacting with the garden community.

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