Wednesday, February 24, 2010

~FRESH WHITE LILACS and Dreaming of Spring~


My vision of a lilac world
is held in trust for me
by friends who'll never know
they're friends
and lovers I've held only once.

I'd let them know, but how?
I'd fit them in, but when?
No one's needs are that
of being fitted in.
Everyone demands
their full round share of time.

But oh those few
who've found the time
to fit me in-
schedule me somehow
within their crowded lives-
are remembered almost daily.
At night they all come back
every bit as real as lilac smells
on April days.

Rod McKuen


Thank you for fitting me in...


Linda said...

Beautiful Poem! I too like white lilacs. Spring will be here soon.

Have a glorious day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Anonymous said...

That was lovely Rebecca,thanks for sharing it with us!

Have a great rest of the week!~~Becky

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thank you for fitting all of us in. I love the pic and can't wait to smell the fragrance of the beautiful lilacs. It seems far off, but the way time flies we will be smelling the flowers before we know it. Thanks for the beautiful poem. It is lovely!!
Hugs, Pat

Julie Marie said...

So very pretty Rebecca... as always... xoxo Julie Marie

Ana said...

Always a pleasure to come and visit. And you are always thought of fondly. Have a wonderful day my dear and sweet friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Terra said...

You are so sweet to say "thanks for fitting me in" and right back at you, girl friend.

Cherished Treasures said...

Dear Sweet Rebecca,
Oh how I wish we could have lush Lilac Bushes in Georgia. I lived in the suburbs of Chicago until I was 13, and I can still remember the heady fragrance of the Lilac bushes. I understand that there is a variety of Lilac that grow well in the south, but is not as fragrant or lush as the old fashioned variety that I remember.
Thank you for bringing forth such a sweet reminder of past times. XOXOXO, Carol

Jennifer said...

Rod Mc Kuen still remains one of my favorite poets and songwriters - "let me stay a while more with you" - I always have time for you, Jennifer

Rita said...

I always enjoy stopping by and visiting with you on your blog! Pull up a lap quilt and we'll have a glass of lemonade and enjoy your poetry.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Rebecca,
What a sweet post!. I love, love your cubby shelf. I want to find one too!. How fun to create such a shabby chic piece.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Big hugs,Elizabeth

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Oh... I have 2 lilac bushes in my small little yard. One is the deep purple and one is the lighter shade. We won't be seeing those for awhile as a foot of snow is predicted for tomorrow!

Tristan Robin said...

ah, lilacs - spring is coming!

I haven't read Rod McKuen since high school.

He is so good!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Oh,my dear friend Rebecca!-)*

What a lovely picture with a beautiful lady,she have so fresh and really life eays!Spring eays!-)***
And very nice poem,thank you!

Also many,many thank's for you enchanted comments by my in blog!

Many love and blessings,


Rita said...

What a wonderful poem Rebecca. Thank you for sharing it with us, and especially for making me acquainted with Rod McKuen whom I didn't know before I read his poem.
All we've had here is months of unceasing rain - day in day out - and I'm getting so tired of it. can't wait for spring to knock on my door which I will then let wide open to let the sun, the warmth and the colors of the blossoms in.
I'm now off to learn more about Rod McKuen from the internet.

karen said...

No, thank You.

Dolores said...

Ahhh, this poem paints a beautiful picture!
Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Nelson said...

I don't think Karen likes Lilacs very much! :( Or...maybe it's ME! :)

:) :) :) HAHAHAHA

Tanza said...

Very sweet poem ~r~..I'm soo ready for Spring, and Summer, and longer days .. Loving this time of year now .. Everything is growing, and changing .. Hoping you have a blessed rest of your week ~
huggers ~tea~xo

June said...

Oh I always have time to fit you in sweet girl! You are such a special friend and I adore you so.

Ginger said...

Well I do, in fact lilacs are my favorite. When I was a child I lived in Wakita on a farm and there was a giant lilac bush just below my upstairs bedroom window and I woke to that sweet wonderful fragrance every spring. Now when I smell a lilac it takes me back to those happy, carefree days. Thank you for reminding me. Beautiful poem.


Tara said...

Beautiful poem, I LOVE lilacs! I hope all is well in Rebecca's world and that you have a loveleigh day tomorrow!

Deanna said...

So so so ready for SpRiNg!!!
Oh Moses...hurry up.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Almost as beautiful as you are my dear.

Unknown said...

G'morn, Rebecca ~ I can't imagine a day without you, one of so few ... lilacs or not.
I love RK writings.

I had about 70' of lilacs bushes & I got this hair brained idea to take them out & save just a few ... oh, how I miss that fragrance lingering in the sweet spring dew filled air as we greet each new morn. My neighbors were pretty upset with me also ... I may have to plant them back ...

Have a beautiful day.
Hugs of love, Marydon

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