Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

{Via}



I love the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “The earth laughs in flowers”. Over the years this phrase has taken on several different meanings and has even been attributed to E.E. Cummings a few times. 

The full of the poem reads:
“Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful boys
Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs;
Who steer the plough but cannot steer their feet
Clear of the grave.”

Obviously the original message was not intended to be cheerful and happy but rather somewhat mocking of humanity’s arrogance at times. Taken out of context I love how the phrase “The earth laughs in flowers” brings such a beautiful and optimistic image to mind. During the cold winter months sometimes the image of flowers can cheer up even the darkest and coldest of days and remind us that warmer weather is just around the corner. 

38 comments:

  1. They are super cute!!

    xxx
    www.shoppingmarbella.com

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  2. Such a great quote, and the pictures are lovely!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  3. Makes me really ready for spring!! Love all the flowers!

    Laura

    www.lauradrodesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. It is beyond freezing where I am today, I am definitely ready for the spring time!

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  4. One day, I hope to be able to have fresh flowers like these in my house EVERY day! It makes everything a bit brighter.

    http://bbritnell.blogspot.com/

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    1. Fresh flowers really do make a house so much brighter :)

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  5. I love that quote too and your beautiful post is reminding me to pick up some flowers (tulips!) for the kitchen. Hope your week has been a good one so far!
    xo Mary Jo

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    1. It has been :). Hope you are having a great week as well!

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  6. Oooo what a lovely quote and post. I so agree. Leaves me smiling and craving spring.

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  7. I have about 6 inches of snow on the ground and its still coming! I need to see some flowers now!!!

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    1. Oh I bet that is beautiful! I wish it would snow a decent amout where I live; I bought a sled like 2 or 3 years ago and still haven't gotten the chance to use it. But I totally understand where you are coming from, I am ready for some warm flowers and color as well!

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  8. Thanks for making this cold Tuesday a bit more bearable! Peonies are one of my favorite things :)

    {Chelsea}
    chelseagrowingup.blogspot.com

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    1. I love peonies! I hope you are staying warm!

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  9. Beautiful post!
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  10. I have never actually heard that quote before. It's pretty interesting! Great flowers, too ;)
    www,amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  11. I just can't wait for spring so all the flowers will start blooming and the world will look a little greener (instead of so snowy haha!)
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  12. the sure sign that spring is on the way. I love flowers and the smell of the fresh spring air.

    xo, Kira
    {apairofchicpearls.blogspot.com}

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  13. Can't wait for spring to come. Its definitely my favorite season because I love all of the gorgeous blooms. These pics make me so excited for spring :)

    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.com

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    1. I love spring too, it is like everything comes back to life around that time of year.

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  14. Love Emerson :) I've also been on a flower binge lately, spring can't come soon enough!
    xo
    Tara
    shoesillneverhave.blogspot.com

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    1. Flowers just can make a room feel happy and bright!

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  15. Lovely post! It makes me think of Spring. I like that phrase too. Flowers are beautiful and brightens up any day.

    noradulce.blogspot.com

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