Friday, February 12, 2010

Tulips



Don't tulips remind you of springtime? They seem such cheerful and happy flowers!
I just love tulips and their vast arrary of colors don't you? I thought I would share this poem with you again just to brighten this winter day...and to remind you that spring is just around the corner my friends.

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

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 Feb. 2009

16 comments:

Jenilee said...

beautiful! a glimpse of spring! :) thank you

Walking on Sunshine... said...

They always remind me of spring and I do love them!!

He & Me + 3 said...

You are so talented. What a beautiful picture you just painted through poetry. Love tulips in the spring!

Kristin said...

I love tulips too!! I hope you have a great Valentine's weekend!

cindy said...

Tulips are a sign of a new beginning.

Kathy said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Your poem is beautiful. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, so beautiful and delicate. Have a great weekend, Kathy

Lynnette Kraft said...

I'll never forget the day Cecily popped all the heads off of my tulips from my garden - every single one. I cried. Being 3 years old, I knew she didn't know any better and I know she just thought they were beautiful, but so did I and the moment she picked them all, they were all gone. :( boo hoo

Then the next year when they came back up, our chickens not only pecked them down but then they pecked at the bulbs in the ground and they never came up again. I should have planted more... but I didn't. Maybe I'll do that this year.

I remember this beautiful poem and it DOES make me want spring.

Love you mother dearest - oh, I mean dearest mother. :)

Nettie

Deanna said...

Dear Linda,
Tulips are more beautiful to me this year more than ever! I'm yearning for Spring and the tulips sure make me desire Spring all the more.
February is just about half over...that sure flew by. So Spring is one day closer!
May you have a very sweet Valentine's Day!
God Bless,
d

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing Linda!

3 Blessings said...

I love this. Red tulips are my favorite flower...hands down.
Blessings,
Amy

Sarah Robbins said...

I read this in the morning and one of my sweet students gave me a tulip plant! It made me smile so big thinking of your poem and her gift. I am so blessed.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Love all the signs of spring bursting forth...such a time of hope, renewal, life, and beauty...so many ways to see God's hand! Thank you for this beautiful poem of praise...

Love to you...

Samantha said...

So beautiful Linda.
My husband just gave me a dozen tulips yesterday for my b-day, I love tulips !
Thanks for sharing.

Good to be a Queen said...

Tulips and Lillies are my favorites, and you make them sound even more beautiful...Spring can't come soon enough

Aspiemom said...

Those tulips are so beautiful! They are my favorite. My husband gave me some potted tulips for Valentines.

Holly said...

Tulips definitely do remind me of spring! It's always nice to start to see the little sprouts popping through the dirt.