by theLeidy of theLeidy's trinket box

I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.               -Song of Solomon 2:1

teapotcopper beadbibbrooch

mat bagmirrorearringswine glass


i have always had a personal fondness and fascination for roses. they represent beauty, mystery and the balance of life, having thorns before getting to something really gorgeous. from a delicate bud to the spectacular splendour of a fully-bloomed flower, a rose never fails to please. it is mysterious in the sense that the petals seemingly conceal something within; but the true mystery is the experience of peeling off every petal and basking in its velvety softness and drowning in the delicate scent. the colour of roses can also convey different emotions --- from timid sincerity to fierce loyalty to deep passion.

God truly is the creator of beautiful things. looking at nature, i am always humbled by God's creativity and His eye for beauty and goodness. and oh how He loves us so! He gave us all these wonderful things to appreciate.

and to end the week, i also wish to share this very touching poem written by my favorite poet, ee cummings:

somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.

Comments (14)

On February 26, 2010 at 4:42 AM , Julie said...

Beautiful rose collection and lovely comments on our loving God who gives us so many things to enjoy.

Silk N Style

On February 26, 2010 at 4:46 AM , Bina said...

lovely roses - I enjoyed your reading the post :)

On February 26, 2010 at 6:28 AM , GreenTrunkDesigns said...

Thank you for including my Linen Rose Mat Bag in this lovely collection.
God Bless,

On February 26, 2010 at 7:21 AM , Heartsabustin said...

Thank you so much for including my lady in pink necklace. This is such a gorgeous selection. The poem is wonderful, and roses happen to be one of my favorites.


On February 26, 2010 at 8:46 AM , momster1228 said...

It's a very special collection of 'all things roses' -- and the poem by ee cummings is exquisite in describing our Lord. I'm honored to be included with my set of white rose/white wine glasses. Thank you very much, Lei. Blessings,

Hand Painted Petals

On February 26, 2010 at 9:31 AM , Anne Potter said...

What a splendid collection! The theme and each of the pieces are just lovely. Thank you so much for including my Cairo Purple Rose Earrings.

Anne Potter

On February 26, 2010 at 10:31 AM , GRAND MAS JEWELRY said...

Thanks So much for including me in this lovely blog! Blessings to all GMJ

On February 26, 2010 at 10:56 AM , mattscraftywife said...

Beautiful finds and lovely poem!

On February 26, 2010 at 11:09 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Lovely! Thanks so much!

On February 26, 2010 at 11:47 AM , button said...

What a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing so eloquently.
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On February 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM , GracedLace said...

Thank you so very much for featuring my PennyRose. What a beautiful blog entry.

On February 26, 2010 at 4:55 PM , Heart and Sow Designs said...

Thank you so much for featuring my rose apron on your lovely blog. What a blessing to be featured with such lovely talent.


On February 26, 2010 at 8:45 PM , pfd said...

I love the poem and the thought you put into the selections!

On March 1, 2010 at 3:17 PM , TheFancyFritter said...

Thanks for featuring my Cabbage Rose bib! What a wonderful collection of rose items! :) Great post! Thanks again...