Friday, May 1, 2009

GBMD: This aMAYzing Day!

Every month on the 1st is Garden Bloggers' Muse Day, at Carolyn gail's Sweet Home and Garden Chicago. I wish everyone a Happy May Day and share this poem by e e cummings, who is my 'muse' for this first of May:


i thank You God for most this amazing day

i thank You God for most this a-MAY-zing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes



( i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)



how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?



(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
by: e e cummings

--Today I am thankful for the month of May.

31 comments:

  1. loved each of your mosaics jan...they are so pretty and the ones with the birdies in the center :)
    i see the peonies look like mine here...soon, all too soon they will bloom and be a fading memory.
    i so adore peonies.
    have a lovely afternoon.

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  2. Your collages are so nice. Love the first one with the finches in the center. It is a wonderful day to and I'm thankful for every moment of it.
    Marnie

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  3. The collages and poem are indeed aMAYzing! :) Happy May Day!

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  4. Hi what a lovely muse.

    I particularly like this part

    'for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
    and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
    which is natural which is infinite which is yes'

    It expresses how I have been feeling recently as I walk through our woods. It is lovely to see the trees unfold and uplifting but to be able to walk again without pain lifts my spirit constantly.

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  5. Great Collages of your flowers,
    love the second one with the cute welcome post of blue birds.
    HGMD!

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  6. Happy May Day To you!!! Beautiful blooms!!!!
    CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

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  7. Your photo montages are wonderful, Jan, as is the poem, one of my favourites. :) Leaping greenly spirits of trees... Sigh.

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  8. Perfect. One of my very favourite poems, ever!

    Happy May Day :)

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  9. Beautiful collages, Jan--a true feast for the eyes! I used an e e cummings poem last month, which is rather funny because I was never that fond of his poetry. But this is one I've never read before, and it's perfect for this beginning of May. I think I'm becoming a fan of his:)

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  10. Jan,

    Beautiful and sweet!

    Have a great weekend.

    Cheers,
    Cameron

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  11. Jan - what a lovely poem and your collages were just amazing. Beautiful blooms and great composition and creativity all in one. Happy May Day!

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  12. That's a most suitable homage to spring!
    Katarina

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  13. Beautiful as always, Jan! Thank you!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous photo collages! I had a wonderful May day gift yesterday....a new grandson!

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  15. My goodness, that's a beautiful poem and goes along perfectly with your stunning photo collages. The vibrant colors in the pictures are unbelievable.

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  16. Lovely lovely lovely!
    Thank you for a beautiful May Day post.
    Happy May,
    Sherry

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  17. I don't know how to make those photo mosaics yet, but yours are especially lovely!
    Brenda

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  18. Beautiful flowers Jan!
    Happy May to you, and Happy Gardening!
    Linda

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  19. Oh! What a beautiful poem you shared with us today! The photos in the collage are so pretty! Happy May Day to you! I hope your day was delightful.

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  20. What a beautiful poem to compliment your gorgeous collages of blooms! :)

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  21. Thank God for all the flowers, the tulips give great of color now in the end of spring.

    - is more than just 'journaling', it's sharing-and that includes making friends!
    It is true.
    And yes it is hard to pick any to give to.
    Thank you me friend for being a friend and visit my blog - for a few days I have felt that more and more people do not come back to my blog - maybe it is only because it is spring and everyone have a lot to do I don´t know - I only mean that YOUR comment made me extra happy!

    Love,
    MB

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  22. I have to leave one more comment.
    I really like what you wrote here "leave a comment, can I please use it my self?
    It is exactly how I feel except 50 year...
    /MB

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  23. Love the poem, love the pictures :)

    Have a rgeat May, Jan!

    -Hilde

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  24. What a lovely poem by e.e. cummings, one of my favorites .

    Your collages are very beautiful, Jan.

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  25. I am a little late reading your post, but that poem is perfect for this working Monday

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  26. Hi! I've only been familiar with the first stanza of this poem, so I'm grateful that you posted the rest of it! Happy May! :-)

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  27. Hi Jan,
    Can't believe I read through this the other day and didn't leave a note. I like e.e. cummings. Always intruiged me as a kid, no caps. :D
    Hope you are doing well.

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  28. Dear Jan, those beautiful collages just mersmerised me. I love the nice words you wrote to accompany them. You are so descriptive and able to express yourself very well. Thank you for the many nice words that you have put into my blog. I love all your postings too. Have a lovely day!

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  29. I really love your photos. They are all so beautiful.

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  30. What a lovely muse, and awesome collages!

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  31. Beautiful flowers, and a great poem by e.e. cummings. I've always been a fan, but I'd forgotten about this one. Thanks for the timely reminder.

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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