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A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi. (In front of you, a precipice. Behind you, wolves.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nature's Glory

In honor of Earth day I'll do another couplet, but this one is a Colors of Nature Couplet I got from Stephanie's blog. It's not that I'm a pot-smoking hippy running around in my tie dyed dress with flowers in my hair, but I am a citizen of the planet, specifically the American continent. So here's the tribute:


Scarlet are the poppies fair 
That I twine into my hair

Tangerine the sunsets glow
And the reef fish down below 

Sunflowers make my mom's heart sing
She loves them more than anything


Verdant, lovely grassy greens
Makes me think of fairy queens

Azure, vaulted desert skies
Glow forever in my eyes

Indigo my heart's desire
Lilacs fragrant do inspire


Purple plums and luscious grapes
Nearly twilight mountain-scapes

All the colors of God's palet
Couldn't be bought with any wallet
© 2015 by H. Linn Murphy

Crazy how hard it is to find a chaplet of roses. They were roses instead of poppies before but I couldn't find pictures. Ah well. Just as pretty.


  1. Replies
    1. Absolutely true! And almost anywhere can one find something beautiful. I've seen the most gorgeous wild flowers up on the knife edge of a mountain mastiff. The deep blue of Moraine Lake, the stria of glaciers, the ripple of a field of sunflowers, the velvet green of ancient moss on the wall of a castle--all breathtaking. Even the desert has SOME beauty. Right now the cactus flowers are crowning the saguaros. All evidence that God loves and blesses us.

    2. Alex, what's the address of your public blog site?