Gems 6.52

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

6.52

Photo by Picmonkey.

Daisy, give yourself away
Look up at the rain
The beautiful display
Of power and surrender
Giving us today, and
She gives herself away

-Jon Foreman

I realize I used this photo two years ago, but this is my favorite daisy photo of all time (so far).  I added the stars.

I remember when daisies grew by the railroad tracks in our small New Jersey town every June.  But now they bloom in November in another town only 40 miles south under my pear tree (Wish).

We’ve been having a great discussion on the KindSpring.org KarunaVirus Challenge about having a heart of service.  It seems we agree: helping others feel happy, safe, joyful, well and loved is #1.  Since I can remember, I’ve felt this way. Now I have an entire tribe who feels this way.

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Gems 5.192

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Gems 5.192 (1)

Photo “White Sage” by Cord X.  Thank you, Cord!

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Curran

I don’t know which poem today’s quote is from but I thought it perfectly matched Cord’s beautiful white sage flower.  Edwin Curran published his first book of poems in 1917.  He was born in 1892, so he was 25-years old at the time.  I found this first poem in that book so captivating and sweet and so full of hope that I know I’ll share more of his poetry in the future.

THE FUTURE – IF WE WIN

I leaped here out of time and saw ahead
into the years still locked and chained and still;
I leaped into that great sleep, yet still dead
And saw there all the power of the human will,
All the toil of ages gathered and unfurled
Into a thing of beauty on a glorious hill,
The Flag of The United Nations of the World!

The sea was full of ships, great argosies in white,
With sweet wines, silks, sandalwood and wheat;
The fields lay heaped in gold and far abroad
The marts of all the world wore jewels of light.
The mountains laughed and peace was in the street
And gloriously, the world was happy as God.

On still the Vison took human sense
Beyond the world and down the path of men
Thru happiness immortal, then the centuries
And on forever and forever hence
Past earth and time and space and back again,
Thru the endless joy of marvelous eternities.

-Edwin Curran, First Poems, 1917

Edwin Curran sig

It makes me wonder what tucked away poems are lost in time.  If we live forever, will we find them all eventually and read them to each other, do you think?

♥.

Gems 5.190

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Gems 5.190

Photo “Purple Sage” by Cord X.

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”  

-Joseph Addison

Cord explained that there are two different kinds of sage flowers.  One goes with the herb and the other, like the one above, is grown as decoration in San Antonio. That beauty was blooming just last week.

Cord shared other photos too that will be featured in the other Gems this week. Thanks so much, Cord!

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