Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Anniversary


There are roses on my bedside table. I am a lucky girl.

It is my wedding anniversary.

And this is the best poem for today.


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I Will Make You Brooches


I will make you brooches and toys for your delight

Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night.

I will make a palace fit for you and me

Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.


I will make my kitchen, and you shall keep your room,

Where white flows the river and bright blows the broom,

And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white

In rainfall at morning and dewfall at night.


And this shall be for music when no one else is near,

The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!

That only I remember, that only you admire,

Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.


by Robert Louis Stevenson



38 comments:

  1. Goodness gracious me I haven't come across that poem since my grandmother used to sing it to me when I went as a wee bairn to see her on the west coast. It is a particularly lovely piece of Scots English and just the thing for an anniversary. Hopefully Edward and Apple are in a celebratory mood.

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  2. Happy anniversary! How sweet to be greeted with roses. Your poem posting is a lovely gift. I love how RLS finds beauty in the ordinary. Thanks for sharing it with us too.

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  3. What a lovely way to greet the morn! Happiest of All Anniversaries! Love, Joy, Cozy Magic and Charm for All! Love the poem ...

    Cheers! Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem.

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  5. Dearest Pamela, to you and your beloved Songwriter I wish the Happiest Anniversary ever for this day and many, many more stretching in to the far distant future.

    Thank you for the Robert Louis Stevenson poem, such a healthy reminder of what is really important in life.

    Enjoy your roses, I hope they are scented ones.

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  6. Dear Pamela, Just to wish you a very happy Wedding Anniversary. Love and best wishes.

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you, my friend! May you have many more years together. Love you!

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  8. Happy Anniversary Pamela & Songwriter. Have a wonderful day all.

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  9. well happy anniversary! and thank you for the poem which I haven't read before...lovely!

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  10. May beauty and joy be yours today! May you dwell on it and in it, the two of you as the centre of this life, together, as at the heart of a gorgeous flower unfolding, exapanding, remaining... Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Beautiful poem. A very happy anniversary to you both.

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  12. Happy Anniversary!!! how beautiful the poem is and roses too....lucky girl!! have a wonderful day..xx

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  13. It was my parents' anniversary on Monday, so I shall read this poem to them today - so beautiful :)
    Happy happy anniversary to you!!

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  14. Oh, my that poem takes my breathe away.

    I hope you and your Songwriter have a beautiful, lovely anniversary! Roses by your bedside table..<>..You are lucky indeed, and btw, so is the Songwriter.

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  15. That Songwriter is a sweetheart. I hope your special day encludes a wonderful meal and maybe a sip of good wine by the fire. Happy Anniversary.

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  16. Blessings and much much love for many many years to come.
    Love Jeanne♥

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  17. Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet Songwriter! xx

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  18. Happy anniversary!
    Love
    Love
    Love...


    XX
    Victoria

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  19. A very happy anniversary to you. I hope you get lots of hugs and kisses and that this day is just as wonderful as the first.
    Jan

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  20. Happy Anniversary, dear lovely Pamela! I wish you and the Songwriter a lifetime of happiness and enchantment.

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  21. Roses and poems....now that's the way to celebrate an anniversary. A happy day to you both. XXXX

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  22. Mr O and I had our anniversary this week too:)...that poem is perfect...

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  23. Sigh...how incredibly romantic. Pamela, I salute you for making such a fine life and partnership. You are an inspiration! Many many more!

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  24. Congratulations Pamela and a very happy anniversary to you and your Songwriter, xv.

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  25. Happy Anniversary !! I hope that you will live forever happy and have lots of joy.

    The poem is wonderful !

    xo
    Anci

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  26. Wishing you and the songwriter the very happiest of anniversaries! Leigh

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  27. What a beautiful poem - I'm a day late but wish you both a very happy anniversary:)

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  28. Oh, happy un-anniversary as Alice would say.

    Just found your divine blog. Think your family coat of arms is stunning. I'm thinking maybe I should do that with our dogs.

    The esprit and beauty of your blog are inspiring.

    You sound like you've created just the life you imagine for yourself. How wonderful is that?

    Warm regards,
    Tish

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  29. What a gorgeous poem, a new one to me.
    Very many happy returns Pamela.

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  30. Happy anniversary to you and the Songwriter. God bless.

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  31. I want to stitch that or paint that and frame it.
    Happy Anniversary to you and yours. May your home be full of the fragrance of roses and something wafting on the stove to share. I do hope that Edward and Apple have nice plans for you.
    pve

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  32. Belated greetings for a Happy Anniversary Pamela. I only knew the first verse to this, didn't know there was more.Thank you for introducing the rest of the poem to me.

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  33. Belated anniversary good wishes Pamela - love the RLS poem which I wasn't familiar with.

    Wishing you and the Songwriter very many more anniversaries together. I'm off to read your stories now.

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  34. I love the poem. Thanks for sharing it, and happy anniversary to you.

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  35. What a lovely blog..., so glad I came upon it today...
    -kelley

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