Monday, April 25, 2011

giving thanks


for purple impatiens


and white ones, too


for "high tea" on easter sunday


(for a daughter who bakes scones)


for eggs dyed pretty
and young girls in easter finery —
for grandmothers and daughters
and mothers and fathers —
and friends who bring
laughter with them

for cool rainswept nights
and candlelight —
for birdsong and frogsong
and the song of wind in the pines

for grace in this oh so imperfect world.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Lovely -- and the scones look EXACTLY like the ones my husband and I make -- very little sugar, some flour, some sour cream and lots of baking powder -- could it be that they're the same?

Teri said...

Leslie---first of all, you don't look old enough to have daughters who can bake scones! And secondly, thank you for reminding me to be thankful for everything, even the rain on Easter that delayed the hunt. We DO have so much to be thankful for and this was a wonderful reminder.

ayala said...

Lovely and it all looks delicious :)

S. Etole said...

joining you in giving thanks for all that makes the world such a wonderfully diverse place ...

Kay L. Davies said...

So pretty, and your words are beautiful. I especially like the lilting rhythm of
"for birdsong and frogsong
and the song of wind in the pines"
These lines remind me somehow of Longfellow. Not a bad poet himself, methinks.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ryan and Melanie said...

so beautiful. The scones look amazing.

Loree said...

I love all your words and beautiful memories.

Francesca said...

For grace.

B. Meandering said...

Beautiful words about beautiful moments shared with loved ones. It's wonderful how He shows us what all we have to be thankful for in the midst of chronic illness--helps keep us sane, huh?! :)

becky said...

oh, this world is filled with magical things, isn't it...loving how you express that here...

Rachel said...

Looks like we are thankful for some of the same things today, beautiful words and pictures. May you feel the Lords healing presence.

rebecca said...

and for you
kind
wonderous
you!

LauraX said...

gratitude for all, yes, yes, yes!

Tracy said...

SCONES...mmm... An Easter high tea--what a great idea! Let me know if you'd like a pair of mug cozies for your tea times...happy to knit! I'm with you on tea kept hot! ;o) ((HUGS))

deb colarossi said...

grace.. exactly
How interesting that you had high tea...
Is this your usual tradition?

ELK said...

so
very
special
.......