April Muse Day

“April Muse Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Today is Garden Blogger’s Muse Day, day to post a poem relating to gardening.

Thanks to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago for starting Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day.





A Rose


Emily Dickinson

A sepal, petal, and a thorn

Upon a common summer morn

A flash of dew, a bee or two,

A breeze,

A caper in the trees,

And I am a rose!




These are two of the roses in my garden that have just started blooming.




  1. April 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    What wonderful lines. I like the way you captured the rose with the light falling on its centre. Great, Jan!

    • Jan said,

      April 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks, Chandramouli. I didn’t know if you could see the light in the small size needed for the posting.

  2. Anna said,

    April 2, 2009 at 1:36 am

    A great choice for GBMD day Jan. Here we have no roses yet but the bees are capering 🙂

  3. Ann said,

    April 2, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Lovely roses Jan. How wonderful for April 1st! Lucky you. Just beautiful.

  4. donna said,

    April 2, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Such beautiful photos to go along with Emily Dickinson’s The Rose.

  5. Randy said,

    April 2, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Oh, Jan.
    That rose is just gor-G-us! Great picture!

  6. April 2, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I’ve always enjoyed reading works by Emily Dickinson and what a joyous poem this one is! I like it’s poetic ‘style’ as well, not sure what it’s called. It seems to have an 8-8-8-2-6-5 format. I used to know these things but not so much these days:-) What is the type of rose in the bottom photo–it’s petite looking. I love the color of the first rose–and the light in the center, photographed so well by you. How nice it must be to have roses already blooming down your way!

  7. Jan said,

    April 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Anna, I am sure it won’t be too long before your roses start showing up.

    Ann, we are lucky to have so many things blooming now when so many people still are having cold temperatures.

    Donna, thanks for the feedback on the photos. I am learning more and more about taking photos.

    Randy, thanks. Like I mentioned to Donna, I think I am learning more and getting better.

    Jan, that is an old-fashioned rose from my mom. I think one of the names is seven sisters or pink pet. She doesn’t know the name. It is very nice to have the roses blooming all ready.

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