Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Fondness - Bursting with Blossoms

I may not be an english major like Sarah, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy my share of poetry now and again. Recently a friend of mine sent me this poem {how sweet?} and with the constantly dreary we've been having, this poem has been so beautiful to read in anticipation of the blooms of summer. Enjoy! 

Bursting with Blossoms

The peachtree is bursting with blossoms.
Some will ripen as fruit.
The peach blossoms shine bright in rose colors 
through the blue sky and the passing clouds. 

Ideas too break open like buds of blossoms,
at least a hundred every day-
Let them unfold and roam as the wish!
Don't ask for rewards!

There must be time for play and innocence in life
and room for boundless blossoms.
The world would otherwise be too small
and our life not a delight. 

Hermann Hesse

From "The Seasons of the Soul: The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Hermann Hesse"

Painting "Peach Tree in Blossom at Arles ~ Vincent van Gogh"

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