Friday 5 September 2014

Floral Friday | A Flower Quote

These little orange delights only bloom once a year, for 2 weeks. The last week of August and the first week of September. They tell me when Spring is near.

For Floral Friday this month we were to find a quote about flowers. The poem below is neither a quote nor is it about flowers, but it resonated with me this week and I very much wanted to share it with you. I hope it sits with you like it did with me.

Happy weekend to you all x


Wild Geese
You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
--Mary Oliver

***Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie ( for next month's theme or visit her here
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  1. That poem is beautiful and so thoughtful. Love the flowers! How special that they only bloom for just a short period of time

  2. How funny! I too saw that poem (did you see it on a cup of jo?) and it resonated with me, so I wrote a blog post about it too! It seems that great minds think alike?!
    the Earth through a Lens

  3. The orange flowers are so pretty and the poem is wonderful. xo Karen

  4. The poem is really touching and beautiful!
    Nice shot of the flower, the contrast is great!

  5. That is a beautiful poem, Sam! Have a good weekend.

  6. The poem is really beautiful and moving - thanks for sharing.
    such a sweet little orange flower and lovely to have the little signs of Spring around.
    Happy weekend

  7. Such a lovely poem (resonates with me too) thanks for sharing :) Happy Weekend!

  8. Nice picture, I like the poem too! Happy weekend :]

  9. Love those little orange flowers Samantha - are they Portulaca?
    Amazing they flower for only two weeks - I'm glad you got the photo!
    Wild Geese is a gorgoeus poem - makes me think.

    Wishing you a perfect Sunday!

    1. Thank you so much. I'm not sure what flower they are. I've never found out - some sort of succulent flower I believe

  10. Really? It only blooms once a year for only two weeks? Very rare flower, Love it! I haven't seen that flower yet!


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