paperwhites and daughters

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little bulbs begin curled small . . . sink their roots amid pebbles . water and sunlight

on the hearth .. on the piano . glass and stone keeping company with photos of daughters

who bloom . reach . lean . curve . teach me to grow . like paper whites

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20 comments:

kimmie said...

So tender and sweet ... So much beauty here

S. Etole said...

The growing and the stretching portrayed beautifully.

Country Girl said...

And each is sweet.

beth said...

paper whites....a brilliant name isn't it :)

d smith kaich jones said...

i saw our first paperwhites today - they will soon be all over the neighborhood. they ask for so little and return every year. friends.

xoxo

Clare B said...

Happy New Year Elk, hope it's a happy and healthy one for both you and your daughters

Joan Elizabeth said...

I been following your blog(s) a couple of years and now look forward to the arrival of the paperwhites at your place.

Tracy said...

Loving this sweet song today, Elk... *sigh*... :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Becca said...

So pretty...

patty said...

oh, this beautiful beautiful space! i've missed being here! the last 1/4 year has been crazy paced and it was all i could do to post, much less visit... but i've missed my time here... it always evokes such peace. i've parused the last few posts... wishing you a belated happy holiday... hoping it was wonderful and filled with joy.

looking forward to a new year of visual and written gifts here.

xo

emily wierenga said...

sigh. so lovely. "with photos of daughters..."

maccandace said...

Beautiful. I've never had paperwhites, I don't know why...

Marcie said...

Love the pairing of the paperwhites and your girls. Such wonderful metaphors here.

SE'LAH... said...

You had me at the start, but completely melted at pic of daughter. So sweet!!!

Happy New Year!!! Thanksfor being such a wonderful light in this world. Shine on...

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh so breathtaking, these beauties
all.
Your eyes find and see
with astonishing wisdom:)
I'm honored to come along
and peek,
Jennifer

mrs mediocrity said...

I LOVE this! you had me at the title.

Kamana said...

is that what they are called? very pretty!

deb colarossi said...

So so gorgeous.


I absolutely love the roots and rocks. Just love.
Thank you .

Leslie said...

i love the name "paperwhites," and your images of them are so beautiful. and yes, daughters teach us so much...

(thanks for coming by to check on me, and for your prayers... i am feeling a bit better.)

Megan Coyle said...

so beautiful - what a lovely metaphor :)