Monday, June 21, 2010


by Robert Louis Stevenson

"Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy's inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the world, he goes."

I hope all of you have a day that's blessed with sun shine ♥
With warmest regards, Carol


fiberdoodles said...

Your so sweet! Sending sunshine and smiles your way too :0)

Have a wonderful day!

Vee said...

Now how is it that I've never read this classic poem? What a perfect selection for the first day of summer. May you and Charli have a very happy summer!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I love that, Carol! Very appropriate for the first day of summer. Speaking of which, I hope you and Charli have a very happy one!


Sheila :-)

inspirações da Jô said...

Dear Carol,
May you have a great summer, here we are now entering the winter, and frankly much prefer the heat, sun, but we have to go through all the seasons !!!!!
Huge kiss and miss !!!!!! Have a nice week!!!!!!!!!

JG said...

What a cute poem! The sun is shining brightly here. Enjoy the day!

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is a beautiful, sunny first day of Summer here in my part of the world, and this poem welcomed it perfectly. How kind of you to share it with us.

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you for sharing this summer poem with us. We are having lots of sunshine here and it is hot in the 90's, summertime has arrived. Hope you have a blessed day. Madeline

SmilingSally said...

Well, it's raining now, but it's been sunny all day. I like the pretty growing things that the rain produces.

Happy 1st day of Summer, Carol!

Shelley said...

Perfect poem for this summer day! Hope you & Charli are keeping cool!

Queenie said...

Hey Carol,
What a pretty poem...I have never read it before...thanks for sharing it and spreading your sunshine too :)

Thanks for taking the garden tour with me at my blog too...I am so glad you enjoyed it...
Hope you have a beautiful day...
Big Hugs to You and Charli!

♥ Kathy said...

I love that poem! I hope you're having a great day ♥

The Muse said...

Are you being embraced by summer's goodness? Oh I ever hope so!

Sue said...

We have strong sunshine, but we're sure hoping for a little rain before all the grass burns up.

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