Gems 4.166

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


Photo “Coneflower” contributed by Cord X.  Thank you!

I loved this quote today and read a little about Theodore Roethke.  He was a poet who lived in the 20th Century.  Some of his poems were for children.   I searched but didn’t find the poem that contains this line.  So, I decided to write my own.

The idea of flowers keeping light inside their roots captured my imagination.  I think that we humans keep the light in our “roots” in our own way, too.  We keep the light in our memories.  We share the light through our creativity.

Fairy Light


To keep the light as flowers do

Deep in their roots to save ’til night

Then, in the garden before dawn,

Release it into fairy light;


To blend it gently with the dew,

To catch the first rays of the sun

That warm each blade of grass, each leaf

‘Til every drop of light is gone;


To watch it rise, a shimmering,

The new sun’s rays now amplify,

Then almost imperceptibly,

Release it to the waiting sky.


My light holds memories of you;

In outstretched hands, my heart’s bijou.


Niki Flow


Thank you Cord, for sharing this beautiful photo, today’s light-filled gem.

☼ A “Giftivism” Initiative ☼
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.


☼ Gems 1.81 ☼

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡

Here’s another light-filled ☼ Gem. ☼

Gems 1.81.jpg

​Photo “Western Esplanade” Copyright © Nothingtosee Movealongnow 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Thank you! ♡