Saturday, May 20, 2006

Earth Laughs in Flowers

Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower,
the whole of the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower,
the truth of the blossom:
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
-Zenkei Shibayama

Sweet letters of the angel tongue,
I've loved ye long and well,
And never have failed in your fragrance sweet
To find some secret spell,
A charm that has bound me with witching power,
For mine is the old belief,
That midst your sweets and midst your bloom,
There's a soul in every leaf!
-Mathurin M Ballou

It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make man better be,
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May
Although it fall and die that night;
It was the plant and flower of light.
In small proportions we just beauties see,
And in short measures life may perfect be.
-Ben Jonson

Am back after a short break . Please click on the link below to check out what I was upto during the break.
Oracle Institute India 2006

13 Comments:

At 7:23 AM, Blogger Alexis Leon said...

Great to see you back. As usual nice photos and poems. Hope your time at OI was fun. It seemed fun from the photos :-)

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger Suji said...

Thank you, Alexis. Yes, had a wonderful time at the institute. Was almost like being in college again for a few days. :)

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

hey,
so sweet
loved the topic of ur post..earth laughs in flowers!
So true...a flower..any flower..will always bring a smile on ur face!
Loved the poem!

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger Alexis Leon said...

Forgot to ask:

"I will silently work and will score 90%+"

So did you score 90+?

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger Suji said...

Thanks Ekta. :) I too have a great fascination for flowers. They are the most perfect creations of God.

Hehehe Alexis. Yes, I did manage to score it. ;) But fell a little short of the perfect score.

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger starry nights said...

Nice poem and beautiful pics.Its flowers everywhere, everyone loves flowers.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger arvindh said...

Great caption and amazing pictures! Will read the rest of the post and respond again later.
BTW, what institute are you referring to?

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger arvindh said...

The poems are all great. Loved the Ben Johnson best. Also saw you working hard at the Oracle Institute!

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Jackal said...

nice poems.....why cannot ppl be like flowers who gives so much n quitely fades away without asking ny thing in return.....lovely pics u got here..tcc

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger Srijith Unni said...

Beautiful pics and a nice selection of poems to go with it.

YOu made my day !

Regards,
Srijith.

 
At 3:05 AM, Blogger Harjee Kapur said...

nice post :-)

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger faith said...

nice nice *smiles*

thanks for dropping by suji.

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger nirmala said...

wow great pic vt perfect poems,flowers are always a grt treat.

 

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