August 21, 2015 – Small celebrations: Stars, Poetry and Roses


This is the Celebrating the Small Things blog hop, run by Lexa Cain and her two wonderful co-hosts L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits.


So, what am I celebrating? 

Just pretty things.  I tend to be very visual, and things that make me look and smile

I thought I’d celebrate some beautiful things that, to me, come together.  The first is the last half of the last stanza of Ralph Hodgson’s The Song of Honour, which is nearly my favorite poem of all time.  The other is an image that somehow fits with it.

I stood and stared; the sky was lit,

The sky was stars all over it,
I stood, I knew not why,
Without a wish, without a will,
I stood upon that silent hill
And stared into the sky until
My eyes were blind with stars and still
I stared into the sky.
Design by Toni Ig
And, of course, Roses, like Paris, are always a good idea.

A bouquet of roses brightens a rainy day at Jardins, Jardin Aux Tuileries, annual Paris garden show. © Sheron Long
Paris Flower show at the Jardins des Tuileries. Photo © Sheron Long

What are you celebrating?  

12 comments on “August 21, 2015 – Small celebrations: Stars, Poetry and Roses

  1. L.G. Keltner says:

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful poetry and images! Have a great weekend!

  2. Gosh! Aren't those roses just gorgeous? They'd make even the hardest hearted person happy!

  3. Hi….The roses are a nice touch….very pretty.

  4. Beth says:

    Love that huge, gorgeous moon.

  5. M.R. R. says:

    Oooh, I like the roses.

  6. Diana Wilder says:

    Thanks, L.G. – you, too! I see you got two good reviews on your new release!

  7. Diana Wilder says:

    Thanks Kate!I found myself wishing that we had a way to convey the scent…

  8. Diana Wilder says:

    I found a photo of the entire exhibit. Ten thousand roses of all types. Can you imagine the scent?

  9. Diana Wilder says:

    I just wanted to step into that picture and watch the stars…

  10. Diana Wilder says:

    Weren't they lovely? I put them as my background at work. *sigh*

  11. Ava Quinn says:

    Thanks for sharing the beauty, Diana. Definitely worth celebrating!!

  12. Cherdo says:

    Beautiful! I love the gif! Have a great weekend, Diana!

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