Saturday, May 12, 2018

Feet Up

For all the women,
may you have a blessed Mother's Day with feet up,
surrounded by those you love,
and JOY in a cup to cheer the day!

The Song of a Lovely Day

Of kitchen curtains blowing; of a bubbling kettle;
Of a yellow cat on a oaken settle;
Of the webs I'm brushing from a corner in the hall;
Of crimson roses climbing up a garden wall;
Of a beater whipping egg-whites to a froth;
Of a table set for tea with a linen cloth;
Of children's lilting laughter; of a broom's soft swish;
Of the first ripe strawberries in a crystal dish;
Of a morning's ironing and its crisp array-
Oh, of all the details of a lovely day,
I will make a song, dear, then when I am through
Will keep it for the singing, come evening, to you.
by Ethel Romig Fuller, Kitchen Sonnets

May it be an extra special day!
Joey soaking up the sun.

7 comments:

Jeanie said...

I adore that first photo. You look very relaxed and I hope you are wined, dined and feted tomorrow.

And you KNOW I adore the last one. Beautiful photo of Joey. Hi, Joey!

Laura said...

Happy Mother's Day!
blessings
~*~

wisps of words said...

Very cute picture!!!!!! :-)))))

Red Rose Alley said...

What a special poem, Marilyn. This is one I'd like to use on a post someday, if I may? I really like this picture of you with your feet up and relaxing. I just went to my favorite deli with my son, got a sandwich and pasta salad, went to the park, and had a picnic lunch.

Happy Mother's Day. I hope you have a beautiful day.

~Sheri

Joy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Vivian Swift said...

Smooches to Joey. Now all I want is a cup of tea and a nap in a sunbeam.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Can I come and sit with you on that dock! Adore! I want to sit there with my feet dangling over the edge soaking up the sunshine on my face the cool breeze tickling the hairs on my arm while breathing in deeply the smells of spring. I'll bring the picnic!