May Muse Day

“May 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.   Be sure to visit and see other poetry selections



SURELY the flowers of a hundred springs
Are simply the souls of beautiful things!

The poppies aflame with gold and red
Were the kisses of lovers in days that are fled.

The purple pansies with dew-drops pearled
Were the rainbow dreams of a youngling world.


The lily, white as a star apart,
Was the first pure prayer of a virgin heart.


The daisies that dance and twinkle so
Were the laughter of children in long ago.

The sweetness of all true friendship yet
Lives in the breath of the mignonette.

To the white narcissus there must belong
The very delight of a maiden’s song.


And the rose, all flowers of the earth above,
Was a perfect, rapturous thought of love.


Oh! surely the blossoms of all the springs
Must be the souls of beautiful things.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


  1. Janet said,

    May 1, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Great choice! Beautiful things indeed.

  2. linnie said,

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Lovely, so lovely. Thanks for a wonderful start to my morning.

    Linnie in Destrehan, LA

  3. April said,

    May 1, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Love the deep purple shades of your pansies. I have decided that ONE day, I am going to do a purple garden and have everything purple. Ofcourse after our discussion yesterday…I will have to make sure not to plant any other plant in that bed unless it is purpl! You have a great weekend

  4. donna said,

    May 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Love the comparison of beautiful flowers to the souls of beautiful things, especially the daisy comparison. Nice.

  5. nancybond said,

    May 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    What a beautiful poem — one of Lucy Maud’s that I hadn’t read before. I like her simple, story-telling style. This was a perfect companion to your lovely flower photos!

  6. Brenda Kula said,

    May 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I was in Home Depot strolling through the nursery section this afternoon. And just enjoying the green and spring colors all around me. Love springtime!

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