Saturday, July 2, 2011

Memories of Meadow Flowers


Warm memories
come back to me
of another place in time
I have often thought
of those Summer days
when the sun would always shine
Gathering wildflowers
in the meadows
their fragrance in the air
Walking amidst their beauty
white, soft pink and yellow
colour everywhere
Wearing my old straw bonnet
a rose upon the top
a dress of finest cream calico
a ribbon adorns my hair
Flowers in hand
the bees understand
they are always willing to share
humming a song of happiness
as they buzz throughout the air
This is when I am happiest
days without a care
As I wander on through the meadows
so much beauty everywhere...

Poem by Dianne D ... ♥
Painting: A Meadow Flower - John White Alexander (1912)
(1856 - 1915 ) American Painter.

77 comments:

Leovi said...

I love this wonderful poem Dianne, with beautiful literary images that fill color and hope. kisses.

Joop Zand said...

Poem and painting are so Lovely, my compliments for both.

warm greetings Dianne

bye,Joop

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , I am so pleased that you love this poem, it is a happy poem and I wanted the words to create and inspire images. :)
besos xoxoxo

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop for your kind words, I am so pleased that you enjoyed my poem and yes the painting is lovely!

Warm greetings!

xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

ჱܓOlá, amiga!
。°✿

Amei...
Somente seu talento!...

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil

✿✿♪

♫° 。✿ ✿ჱܓ

foam said...

This is a very loevely and very visual poem, Dianne. I can imagine myself walking through that meadow .. preferably in Germany or France though. If I was walking through a meadow here I would have my eyes peeled out for snakes.

puerileuwaite said...

The bees understand, however do not trust their advice.

HLiza said...

I always have this image of me in my mind wearing floral sundress..running freely in a field full of flowers..I don't know when and where it can happen..maybe that's what heaven will look like..and your poem reminds me of that!

Ricardo Miñana said...

Sometimes we remember those moments in life that made us happy.

It is beautiful in a woman with straw hat, walking through a garden of flowers.

I like your thoughts friend Dianne, you write from your heart and I always like.

Have a nice weekend.
a hug.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Beautiful images and words.

dianne said...

Obrigada querida amiga Inês para a sua belas palavras.


Bom Fim de semana!
Beijinhos, Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you, pleased that you enjoyed my poem dearest Foamy . Yes somewhere in Europe would be preferable as snakes like frequenting meadows here in Summer. This was a long time ago, in the countryside and I still have the dress packed away somewhere. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Don't worry Puglsy my sweet, I am careful with the bees, most times they are friendly and other times they don't like you picking their flowers. Thank you for your comment and for your good advice. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank your dear HLiza you are very sweet, your image of wearing a floral dress and running through a field of flowers sound so lovely ... maybe it will happen one day but until then using your imagination is also a lot of fun.
It would be nice if heaven was like that, no worries, no cares, just peace and beauty. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Ricardo for your lovely thoughts, I am so pleased that you enjoy my words.

Yes we do remember those special moments in our life when we are or were happiest.

Walking through a garden or a meadow of flowers is always lovely.

You have a lovely weekend too!
a hug.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo , for your kind words.
I found this painting yesterday and it brought back so many happy memories so it inspired this poem.
I am so happy that you enjoyed my words and the images of my experience that I hoped to portray. :)

xoxoxo ♡

/t. said...

dianne,

this sure beats
wandering around the
carpark trying to find my car

i'd definitely be happier wandering with you

× × ×

/t.

dianne said...

Thanks dear /t. , yes, much more pleasant than a carpark ... fragrant flowers, fresh air and lovely vistas instead of concrete pillars and car fumes. :)

xoxoxoxo ♡

/t. said...

and you :)

× × ×

/t.

dianne said...

Thanks dear /t.,yes, I am sure we could enjoy the beauty of the place together. :)

xoxoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga mia,eres culta,eres romantica,te gusta la poesia,amas la fotogtafia,con todos esos dones tienes que ser una buena persona.
La fotografia ,es el arte de pintar con luz,y tu comentário a mi foto,siempre será bién recibido,

Un fuerte abrazo

tattina said...

It is perfect, dear Dianne!
It was a real pleasure to read it, the images are very bright.

Marie Duplessis said...

nice blog.. I'm following you :)

xoxo

http://bohenvoyage.blogspot.com/

dianne said...

Gracias por tus palabras reflexivo querido Juan , sí, yo soy un romántico, me encanta la poesía, el arte y la fotografía, la música también. Me gusta la fotografía. :)

Un fuerte abrazo!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear tattina , I am pleased that you enjoyed my poem and the images that it evoked.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marie , your blog is also nice so I am following yours! :)

xoxoxo ♡

Olga said...

Your poem reminds me of one beautiful watercolor. It leaves a deep feeling, vivid impressions.

CSJ said...

...mi piace questo abbinamento di foto e poesie!
...entrambi sono forme di arti!
Ciao
CSJ

dianne said...

Thank you dear Olga , that is such a lovely thing to say, I am so pleased that my words have left you with such a pleasant impression. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Grazie CSJ , per le vostre profonde parole, sono lieto che abbiate goduto la mia poesia e l'arte.
saluti

xoxoxo ♡

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Elia said...

What a beautiful poem, my friend!!
Every time your work is more beautiful,
this one really has impressed me, you are one great poet!!

Happy day and week
Enjoy the life!

Kiss ^^

eljardindemiduende

dianne said...

Liebe Jasmin, ich danke Ihnen für die großen Strauß bunter Blumen und deine schönen Worte, Geben und Freundlichkeit kostet nicht viel und kann Menschen glücklich machen und ja die kleinen Bienen geben uns so viel.
Ich wünsche Ihnen einen schönen Tag!
Herzliche Grüße aus Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear friend Elia , I am happy that you enjoyed my poem and thanks for your thoughtful words.

Have a lovely day and week and be happy!

Besos ^^ xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Hi Dianne. I would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful poems and for your support in the comments. For a time close my comments on my photos, so take a break and spend more time with family. But I will continue posting photos. Un fuerte abrazo.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your comments and support of my poems here ... I really enjoy your abstract photography so I will still look in on your photos.
Have a lovely break and enjoy the Summer with your family... I hope to see you back here again one day.

Un gran abrazo y un beso.

xoxoxo ♡

Short Poems said...

Wonderful poem, you are so clever!

Motivational Poems

JUAN FUENTES said...

Este fotografo andaluz te agradece
los comentários a sus fantasias.
Vivinos en dos piuntos de la tierra muy lejanos,pero el amor a la cultura nos une.
Un fuerte abrazo

Juan

dianne said...

Thank you Short Poems, for your thoughtful comment!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Me encanta tus imágenes y fantasías querido Juan , me puedo imaginar una historia detrás de ellos ... nuestras tierras están lejos sino que une nuestro amor por el arte y la cultura.
Un gran abrazo para ti.

xoxoxo ♡

rdl said...

well done!!! i did this once for a workshop & posted it; there's a name for writing a poem about a painting; will have to go back & see if i can find it.

dianne said...

Thank you rdlfor your kind comment ... I was actually looking for images of white dresses and found this lovely painting. As soon as I saw the cream dress, the straw hat with the rose and the meadow flowers in the vase it brought back many memories of a time in my life when I was very happy...it is these memories that inspired my poem.
I hope you find your poem.

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

LLevas mucha razón,la cultura y el arte son dos motores que unen a muchas personas,pero sobretodo en nuestro caso és la fotografia.
La fotografia me ayuda a divulgar muchos de mis pensamientos,en imágenes.

Un fuerte abrazo desde Andalucia

BrandNewStudio said...

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Magia da Inês said...

ჱܓ
。°✿Olá,amiga!

Passei apenas para lhe dizer

Boa noite!!!

✿•˚。
° 。✿ °° 。Beijinhos.
✿ °° 。Brasil

dianne said...

Juan , en nuestro caso estamos unidos por el amor de fotografías e imágenes, que cuentan una historia.
Puedo expresar mis pensamientos escribiendo poesía y prosa, me resulta liberador.
Un fuerte abrazo desde Sydney, Australia.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you for your thoughtful comment dear skizo . :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Olá querida Inês, obrigado e uma boa
noite para você meu amigo!
✿ Beijinhos.
xoxoxo ♡

yogurt said...

Walking through meadows .. reminds me of my childhood "days without a care."

dianne said...

Thank you for your thoughtful comment yogurt , yes, memories of childhood and my younger days. :)

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta y escritora,tu fidelidad en las entradas a mi blog,me está haciendo subir mi ego,cosa que creí olvidado.
Quizas mi estilo de hacer fotografias sea diferente a los demás,siempre procuro en ellas intoducir mis inquitudes y mis
ELUCUBRACIONES

Un fuerte abrazo Juan

Marty said...

beautiful and romantic words and painting ! love both !

dianne said...

Andalucía amigo y fotógrafo, estoy feliz de que mi comentario es bueno para tu ego, me gusta su estilo de fotografías y fantasías es muy colorida y refrescante ... Yo tengo ganas de visitar de nuevo.
Un abrazo para ti, querido Juan.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty for your lovely comment, I am so pleased that you loved my words, I love that painting too. :)

xoxoxo ♡

Ricardo Miñana said...

always a great pleasure to read you.
you have a happy weekend.
a hug.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Ricardo , it is always a pleasure to have you visit...a happy weekend to you too and a hug.

xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

˚。ჱܓ
。°✿Olá,amiga!
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
♥✿•˚。
° 。✿♥ °° 。Beijinhos.
✿♥ °° 。Brasil

dianne said...

Olá Inês ! ♥✿
Obrigado.
Tenha uma boa semana também!
Beijinhos.
xoxoxo ♡
♥✿

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo poema...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

dianne said...

Obrigado Fernando por seu comentário pensativo.
Cumprimentos.

xoxoxo ♡

Mayden' s Voyage said...

"the bees understand
they are always willing to share
humming a song of happiness
as they buzz throughout the air"

Oh- this is so true ♥ Hugs to you friend and thank you for your kind words and warm thoughts in the midst of this difficult time for me. I hope you have a wonderful week!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mayden , yes the bees do us such a wonderful service with their busy days gathering pollen and cross-pollinating, they give us so much.
I hope that all will be well for you soon, I know it is a difficult time for all, it will be good to get back to some normality; my thoughts are with you and I wish you a happy week.

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Nuevamente me dirijo a ti con gratitud por tu constancia en las entradas a mi blog.
Saludo desde éste rincón tan alejado,pero a su vez nos une muy cerca.
Un fuerte abrazo Juan

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan , sí, la belleza y la fantasía de sus fotografías nos conecta. No he tenido la imaginación o la inspiración para escribir un poema hace poco, lamentablemente a veces sucede esto.
Un abrazo querido amigo.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Dianne,tu entrada en mi blog,pero sobretodo tus comentários a las fotos los recibos con gratitud.

Un fuerte abrazo desde esta parte de la tierra

Juan

K9 said...

one of my favorites in a long time. I could live happily in your poetic worlds - this page is always a nice respite as you know dear friend, i tend to immerse myself in troubling news....thank you for this. sorry I am late in getting here...you know I have been a traveller.

xo to you. indeed. so much beauty everywhere. tomorrow i will attempt to paint it.

dianne said...

Gracias por su amables comentarios en mi blog querido Juan .
Un fuerte abrazo.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest K9 ,I am so pleased that you like this poem. I am looking to keep my poems light and happy so that this page is a pleasant place to visit and that the images here also reflect some beauty. I am happy to read that you find some respite here, so sweet of you to say so.
I could quite easily live in my world of imagination and the places I create with my poetry; yes some are places from the past, others from inspiration which I find I am missing lately.

I thoroughly enjoyed your photographs and your narrative and observations of the landscape of your recent trip as seen through your eyes and felt by your ability to see beyond the surface, to connect with your surroundings.
I look forward to seeing your paintings.
Love to you sweet girl, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Nuevamente te agradezco tus comentários a mi foto.
Saludo desde Andalucia

dianne said...

Ustedes son bienvenidos Juan!
Saludos de Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne,según nuestros estados de ánimos intentemos interpretrar aquello que tengamos en nuestras retinas.
Esta vez el fotógrafo quizo ver en la foto,la soledad de un alcohólico.
Poco a poco te estoy introduciendo en mi mundo de elucubraciones.
Abrazos

Craftsman of light said...

Hi Dianne,
The gold in your poems pours gently through your words....a golden river!
hugs
col

dianne said...

Thanks dearest col , such a lovely compliment for my poem, this is the last poem that I have written.
I don't seem to be able to find the words and inspiration at present to write more.
Love and hugs.
Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Querido amigo Juan , no asociar la botella de vino y la silla vacía con la soledad de un alcohólico ... la silla vacía me recordó a la soledad y la soledad.
Un gran abrazo para ti!
xoxoxo ♡

Linda said...

Beautiful painting and poem..I enjoy them very much! Greetings, Linda

dianne said...

Thank you Linda for your thoughful comment, I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit here. :)

xoxoxo ♡

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