Ode to the Lilac

I set here in the warm spring air Comfortably on my gliding swing chair Lilacs abloom both purple and white Looking beautiful in the sunlight I try to decide as I set here and gaze Seeing their beauty in the suns rays Purple or white which do I enjoy more The beauty of both I truly adore Hummingbird and bumblebee stopping by Gathering sweet nectar under the sky The nectar to them has no color The purple or the white or some other The branches move gently in the breeze Flowers moving gracefully with such ease A gift from God is their splendor To weary spirits an ambassador Purple and white do not need to compete Because their fragrance is so sweet Lilacs are such a beautiful thing To be able to enjoy every spring A gracious God created them with love For all the worlds’ beauty comes from above Every plant, animal, bird, human and flower He created with but words by His power I love lilacs. Several years ago, my husband bought me two purple bushes that we planted on the front corner of the house outside our bedroom window. I can not see or enjoy them from the house or back yard. We wanted a privacy fence on the south side between us and the neighbors. We put a split rail fence, then bought 14 lilac bushes to plant there in 2010. Over half are now blooming. Around 2008, we bought two small white ones and planted close together just off of my ramp near the drive way. I can set set on my glider next to the back door and see, enjoy and smell the withe ones. I can also see the purple along the property line. The white are a nice size large bush now. KraftyKatz :coffee: setting outside enjoying her lilacs.

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

The two houses I remember living in as a child had lilacs. I have always adored them. We also had lilacs at the double bungalow we lived in when my son was born. Then I got to enjoy them for 14 years when we rented from my mom who had moved out-of-state while she was still teaching. I miss them, though I can still go to her house to bring some home every spring. :mrgreen:

Living in a townhome, I can't plant lilac bushes though I do get to enjoy the woods in back of my home and can put out plenty of potted flowers. I really do adore lilacs. They have not bloomed here yet but when they do... Mmmm...I will enjoy their lovely scent.

Thanks for sharing your lovely poem.


K :princess:

John Knox @watchmanjohn ·

Your blog caused me to see if we have a simialar plant here in New Zealand, we do but I guess it is different to yours

Plant Profile: New Zealand lilac

Botanical Name: Heliohebe hulkeana (or Hebe hulkeana)

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Type: Evergreen shrub

Size: Around 50cm to 100cm in height


Alison Stewart @kiwibird ·

You know, KK, there is nothing like taking in the beauty of creation for filling the mind with peace - except when it's caterpillars nibbling on my fruit trees ;)


Sandy Brooks @poodlelady ·

Katz -What a beautiful poem!

I have only three lilacs 1 tree and 2 bushes. I love them and there is nothing like the sweet fragrance of lilacs in bloom.


Grey Warner @day2day ·

What a beautiful poem! I too love lilacs...when I was little there was a lilac bush (purple) outside my bedroom window and I used to LOVE to smell the flowers when a warm breeze would pick it up and waft it through the open windows..I have never forgotten it. I enjoyed your blog!

Barbra Lambert @enje25 ·

[blockquote]A gracious God created them with love
For all the worlds’ beauty comes from above
Every plant, animal, bird, human and flower
He created with but words by His power[/blockquote]
I loved reading this poem! Its lines are so tenderly layered with how your senses respond to the beauty of God's creations; and I especially loved the reminder of the power of "God's word" in your last line:
[blockquote][i]"He created with but words by His power"[/i][/blockquote]
God bless you, Marsha. Thinking of you and praying for you.

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