Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkins into Coaches...

"Know you what it is to be a child?
It is to be something very different from the man of today.
It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism;
it is to believe in love,
to believe in loveliness,
to believe in belief;
it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear;
it is to turn pumpkins into coaches,
and mice into horses,
lowness into loftiness,
and nothing into everything,
for each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul"

-Francis Thompson

Wishing you the simply inspiring company of your soul's fairy godmother...


flowersandhome said...

What a lovely poem this is. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Karen,
I like that poem. I enjoyed the truth and whimsy of it. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


Short Poems said...

I enjoyed reading you beautiful poem Karen,

d e l i g h t said...

Hello Karen, so lovely! So many of the thoughts you post give me goosebumps when I read them! They are so touching!

Birdie said...

Karen, yes, thanks to my little one I'm reminded about the wonders and beauties of life every single moment and I'm eternally grateful for that!!
We celebrated S bday yesterday - 4 y/o, you know how my heart was melting and singing my dear friend ;-)
Hope your weekend was beautiful too! Love always!

Christina said...

these photos are glorious!

beth said...

the idea of elves whispering in my ear.....too fun !

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

A lovely wish...

Are they all your pumpkins??

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh what a GORGEOUS way for me to start my busy day!!!!!!!!!! And it is so funny how I come here to see what I was thinking of doing for my next post!!! I was thinking of FAIRYGOD please do not think, if you come to visit me for me next post, that I took this idea! But mine would be centered around another theme...THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL VISIT and sweet words my dear; you have a lovely, lovely touch here!

Now to go start my Monday in the classroom!


Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Castles, Crowns, and Cottages.' Your blog is so pretty and charming. I was scrolling down, and I noticed the red mask...LOVED IT! My daughter brought me back a mask from New Orleans when she went there. We started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty, and I am leaving here today with a smile. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheria at Red Rose Alley

Dana said...

Love your poem and photos! So magical.

Anyes said...

Ahhh to keep our inner child alive
that's the real secret :-)

Estelle said...

I love the idea of having my fairy godmother. Within me. That's really lovely. And all those Cinderella pumpkins are just gorgeous. This post have me daydreaming in such a happy way.

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