Of Blooms and Brooches

When the old magnolia by the Cabin blooms, I am rendered speechless.


Here is an exquisite poem for an exquisite spring day, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

I Will Make You Brooches

I will make you brooches and toys for your delight

Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night.

I will make a palace fit for you and me

Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.


I will make my kitchen, and you shall keep your room,

Where white flows the river and bright blows the broom,

And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white

In rainfall at morning and dewfall at night.


And this shall be for music when no one else is near,

The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!

That only I remember, that only you admire,

Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire


(Thanks to Beth Levin, who seeks out and shares many wonderful things.)


Filed under Home, Nature, Poetry, Writers

6 responses to “Of Blooms and Brooches

  1. Thank you! It’s two weeks of splendor.

  2. Thanks, it’s prettier every day.

  3. Jeanne Schrier

    The magnolias are an inspiration. Every spring I look forward to their blooming and take a magnolia walk around the village, enjoying the many trees that line the streets of our neighborhood. Lucky you to have one so beautifully blooming out side of your window! Thank you for the Robert Louis Stevenson poem. Loved it!

  4. Steve and Betty Zimmerman

    The magnolia is magnificent! Enjoy!

    Sent from my iPad


    LOVELY! BOTH! Of Stevenson, G. K. Chesterton said that he “seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins.”

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