Saturday, September 28, 2013

Flora



I am the handmaid of the earth,
I ‘broider fair her glorious gown,
And deck her on her days of mirth
With many a garland of renown.

And while Earth's little ones are fain
And play about the Mother's hem
I scatter every gift I gain
From sun and wind to gladden them.

'Flora' from 'Poems By The Way' – William Morris 1834 -1896


The image is an exquisite pastoral fresco of 'Flora', Roman goddess of Spring (Primavera), flowers, fertility and abundance, filling her basket with freshly picked blooms.


Stabiae, a popular resort town of the Roman era. The fresco was found in the excavations of the Villa Arianna and it is now at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Stabiae was destroyed at the same time as Pompeii, in an eruption by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


 

49 comments:

JUAN FUENTES said...

Tu qque tienes los sentimietos tan arraigados en los recuerdos,las flores te tienen dar quietud

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful work Dianne...... compliments.

Warm greetings and a big hug, Joop

Elia said...

WONDERFUL!!!
WONDERFUL!!!!

I have liked this Flora,
a marvel of poem, of sensibility, graces for dawning this rainy Saturday,
and to transport me with the imagination to lands of the goddess Flora planting spring flowers ...

a big kiss - my friend
good weekend
you have something special that could not say to you,
but that you catch to all that we visit you, be happy ;)

^^
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCS4lxoxBPI


Mirthe Duindam said...

I Love it, dear Dianne!
Warm greetings, Mirthe

Łucja-Maria said...

Dear Dianne.
Who prepared a wonderful post ...
I like poetry and the mural is perfect.
I wish you a nice weekend.
Kisses.
Greetings.

Giga said...

Dziękuję za przypomnienie tej wspaniałej bogini oraz wiersz i zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.
Thank you for reminding me of this great goddess and the poem and picture. Yours.

Leovi said...

Yes! I like it, beautiful colors, that cool is pure beauty! Greetings!

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful poem dianne!
be well my friend and have a happy sunday~

foam said...

What a lovely poem to herald your spring, Dianne!

MARTY said...

yes this image and poetry are beautiful ! I am always fascinated by the story of Pompeï !
wish you a lovely week dear dianne
bisous

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Dianne,
spring is here and with it the renewal of life.
Flora inspires poets and painters since antiquity.
Viva the flower season. Live the life!
a hug

dianne said...

Gracias querido Juan por sus amables palabras, mis recuerdos y las flores ofrecen un consuelo.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop for your kind words and wishes.
Warm greetings and a big hug to you!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest Elia for your kind and thoughtful words.

Since my mind is preoccupied with other problems and I could not find the inspiration to write a poem myself I decided to post this lovely poem by William Morris.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed it and the image of Flora.
Thank you also for the link to part of the soundtrack of the film 'Chocolat', a favourite of mine.

Hugs and kisses my friend and wishes for a good week. ^^
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe for your kind words.
Warm greetings my friend.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lucia for your kind words, yes, a lovely poem by William Morris and a beautiful image of the fresco of 'Flora'.
Wishes for a happy week!
kisses
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dziękuję kochanie Giga za miłe słowa, jestem tak zadowolony, że podobał mi się wiersz i obraz bogini "Flora".
Ciepłe pozdrowienia
xoxoxo ♡

Thank you dear Giga for your kind words, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the poem and the image of the goddess 'Flora'.
Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind words, yes, it is a beautiful image and lovely colours.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty for your kind words and wishes.
Wishes for a wonderful!
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Foamy for your kind words, yes it is a lovely poem to herald the arrival of Spring.
I must say that Spring has not arrived in her usual gracious and gentle way, the temperatures here have been terribly hot, most days above 30°C, more like Summer.
Take care my friend, I hope you are feeling better.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty for your kind words, yes, a beautiful poem and image.
Pompeii still holds much mystery and fascination, a terrible disaster and loss of life.
I wish you a lovely week too dear Marty!
bisous
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio for your thoughtful words, yes, Spring a time of renewal and new life.
Once again Flora dresses the trees with new leaves and the gardens and fields with new flowers.

It is unseasonably hot here, nothing like our cool and gentle entrance into Spring, much more like mid-Summer temperatures.
hugs my friend

xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Beautiful poem, beautiful and creative!

Marisa said...

Such a lovely image and beautiful words that go with it. Love this post.

Have a lovely week!:)

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind words, yes, it is a beautiful poem by William Morris.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marisa for your kind words.
You have a lovely week too!
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Tu poesia és un canto a la vida
Abrazos

José Ramón said...

Muy emotiva esta poesia.
Saludos desde Creatividad e imaginación fotos de José Ramón

José Ramón said...

Muy emotiva esta poesia.
Saludos desde Creatividad e imaginación fotos de José Ramón

Leovi said...

The flora is life! Kisses!

JUAN FUENTES said...

Tus poesias si son unas maravillas,
mis fantasias solo son divagaciones de un viejo fotóhrafo
Abrazos

JUAN FUENTES said...

La belleza de una puesta de sol,tiene qque atraer a una poeta.
Abrazos

JUAN FUENTES said...

La rosa como todas las flores,tienen una vida muy efinera,pero tus sentimientos a traves de tus poesias,perduraran a traves del tiempo

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo poema...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

JUAN FUENTES said...

Nuevamente te mando un fuerte abrazo
Juan

Magia da Inês said...

°º °º✿✿
º✿
Aqui é primavera. Ótima primavera para você.
Boa de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
♫ ¸.•°♫♫♫

JUAN FUENTES said...

Dicen que con el estómago llena,las penas son más llevaderas.
En tu pais también existen las zepas con uvas,cuándo llegue su época,procura comerte un buén racimo de uvas,y tus sentimientos serán más diáfano
Abrazos

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan por sus palabras dulces.
abrazos y besos mi amigo.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido José por sus amables palabras.
Abrazos mi amigo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes, the flowers are life.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias querido Juan por sus amables palabras, las fotos son una maravilla también.
abrazos mi amigo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, la belleza de la puesta de sol atrajo a este poeta.
abrazos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan por su amable y las palabras bien pensadas, tan dulce de tu parte. Espero que los sentimientos de mis poemas no perduran en el tiempo.
abrazos y besos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querido Fernando pelas suas amáveis ​​palavras.
saudações

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan , un fuerte abrazo para ti también mi amigo.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Sim querida Inês , a primavera está aqui, obrigado por suas amáveis ​​palavras
Bom fim de semana minha querida!
Beijinhos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan , que es un consejo muy bueno, tenemos algunos viñedos hermosos aquí.
abrazos mi amigo

xoxoxo ♡

Betty Manousos said...

just marvellous, dianne!
xoxo

JUAN FUENTES said...

El otoño,con sus colores ocres,puede ser fuente de inspiración para tus sentimientos de poeta
Abrazos