Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tulips

Today on Wednesday Walk I am posting a poem that I wrote. If you would like to join in today, just click on the button below and link your post.



Tulips

The tulip has great strength as it pokes up from the sod
The strong green leaves surround the bud and acts as a facade

Then as the leaves spread open and the colored heads appear
The beauty of God’s planning often cause my eyes to tear

The jagged edge is lacy as it gently opens wide
And as it does,… you will be blessed …by the beauty found inside

The stamen stands so proudly in the center as on cue
And the colors vary greatly in the star shaped colored hue

Their splendor is a statement, yet in a simple way
They give a casual beauty to a lovely new spring day

I clip each color gently as I picture my display
I gather quite a bounty and they form a big bouquet

They grace my table sweetly as they stand so straight and tall
And then with time they curtsey and they take a humble fall

It’s like they’re bowing over to give their quiet nod
To their talented creator,…to the Great Almighty God

Each time I see a tulip…. my heart is drawn to Him
So I think I’ll plant more tulips… and let the praise begin!

By Linda Hogeland June 2009

18 comments:

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

How beautiful, Linda. I love your poems!

Sally-Ann said...

I could just picture it through the magic of your words.

Holly said...

Tulips are lovely!! I have a couple at my house. :) Someone also sent us tulips to plant in remembrance of Carleigh. I gave them to my mom. When we move I am going to get some from her to plant.

Kathryn said...

Lovely. :)

Thanks for sharing, & your kind comments on my blog.

Kristin said...

Oh I love that....I love how you said they do a curtsey! You always make me appreciate things in life so much more by the way you describe them in your poems. Love you!!

September said...

Ohh Linda!! Your poems are so beautiful... and I am able to see the picture you make with words so vividly! I love the nod and bow to their Creator! I truly hope you are printing your poems into a booklet for your grandchildren! What a legacy!

Veronica said...

Another beautiful poem, Linda. I also love tulips! They remind me of my bridal shower when we gave away potted tulips as gifts. Good memories!

Deanna said...

Tulips are truly beautiful.
So colorful and lovely.
Enjoying your writings!
~Deanna~

Verna said...

I love tulips. And I enjoy reading your blog! Thanks.

Lynnette Kraft said...

Remember the time that Cecily picked all the tops off my beautiful tulips and I cried. They are beautiful flowers and you are a beautiful writer. :)
Love you.
Lynnette

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

This is such a beautiful poem!!! I know where Abigail gets her talent! I loved the imagery of the tulips bowing in praise "to the Great Almighty God"!

This is just beautiful. Just beautiful!

Kate said...

What a beautiful writing! I love tulips, they are so beautiful and seem so perfect!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love tulips.....Beautiful post. Enjoyed reading your blog today. I am still finding my way around blogland....I always love making new friends..I am posting about Disney so hope you will stop by. Commenting automatically puts you in the drawing for the June giveaway.

Sean John said...

:)

Karabeth said...

I love tulips. My only complaint is that they seem to fade so quickly. But that just means I appreciate them so much the more when they make their appearance here in the springtime.

Thanks for the poem. My sentiments exactly! I only wish I could say it as well as you did.

Deanna said...

Dear Linda,
God bless you today!

I want to extend an invitation to you to drop by and have a spot of tea on my porch! Hope you can come.

I attended a virtual tea party today and it was such fun.

Blessings,
~Deanna~

Jennifer said...

I simply love your poetry!

Deanna said...

Hi Linda,
I cannot get onto your newest post...
I'll keep trying. Having trouble with the computer.
Blessings to you tday.
Thank you for coming by to my Sat. Tea Party.
You said the sweetest things!
God Bless,
~D~