Friday, 1 April 2011


Yesterday Mr B brought me these wonderful tulips back from the market and so I thought I'd share them with Liz over at Rose Vignettes for Fresh Cut Friday and also with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.

  Tulip Haiku.
Rainbow of Colors
Field of Tulips Never-Ending.
Bright and Beautiful.

~ by Marie M. Daniels

The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers
exceed me still.

~ Isaac Watts

Bring the tulip and the rose,
While their brilliant beauty glows.

~ Eliza Cook

A Tulip Garden ~ by Amy Lowell.
Guarded within the old red wall's embrace,
Marshalled like soldiers in gay company,
The tulips stand arrayed. Here infantry
Wheels out into the sunlight. What bold grace
Sets off their tunics, white with crimson lace!
Here are platoons of gold-frocked cavalry,
With scarlet sabres tossing in the eye
Of purple batteries, every gun in place.
Forward they come, with flaunting colours spread,
With torches burning, stepping out in time
To some quick, unheard march. Our ears are dead,
We cannot catch the tune. In pantomime
Parades that army. With our utmost powers
We hear the wind stream through a bed of flowers.

Many thanks to Felicity for sharing these wonderful tulip poems.
Click here to see her amazing tulip images.


  1. I love tulips - and these poems are brilliant- thanks for sharing your pictures and poetry with us! blessings x

  2. Love the great colors in that mixed bouquet Maggie! Enjoy:@)

  3. Tulips are my favorites! thanks for posting the Amy Lowell poem, too.

  4. I love tulips and I've been buying at least one (and sometimes two) bouquets a week to brighten Linderhof during the winter. Mine are getting ready to bloom in the garden and I can't wait!!!

    Your tulips are lovely and I adore the poems as well.

  5. Maggie,

    Beautiful tulips. I love the poems - I just never know where to find them. The tulips, daffodils and lilacs are what I miss most now that we are in Florida during the spring. Of course, they are having a nor'easter today so I will buy tulips at the market.


  6. Oh They are gorgeous! I love this hybrid of Tulips. They remind me of ruffles. So very pretty! Thank you for joining in and linking up!! :)


  7. Something about tulips, they mean spring and winter has ended....just love them. Your arrangements are so pretty. Diane

  8. Maggie, I'd fill our house with tulips this time of year if the pocket book allowed. LOL
    Your French tulips are gorgeous, and the poetry just as beautiful. Lovely post!
    Have a grand weekend! ~ Sarah

  9. Your tulip bouquets are gorgeous, Maggie. So full of life and color. I really like that Amy Lowell poem as well.

  10. Oh, how I love tulips. Your flower bouquets are look so pretty and the poetry that goes with the pictures are delightful. Thank you so much for sharing. Karie

  11. Love the rich colors of these tulips!! I am enjoying tulips while I can still get them!!

  12. The tulips are such gorgeous colours. I looked for some a few days ago and there were just a few withered primroses and two single pansies. The snow is melting finally but we have a long way and tons of snow to go.

  13. They are so beautiful! I looked a some tulips today, but there were only plain red ones left, and I wanted lots of colour, so I left them. I loved looking at yours!

  14. They are making me homesick for Holland! Can that be? xxoo Jenny

  15. Beautiful!
    Ive enjoyed catching up on your blog and all the many posts ive missed .... Xo

  16. Bonjour,
    I'm happy to discover your beautiful blog.
    I continue my visit
    Have a nice sunday

  17. Hello Maggie!
    Your tulips are just lovely! So bright and cheerful on this chilly day in NY! Have a great Seasonal Sunday! :)

  18. I LOVE tulips! Can't get enough of them and probably one of the reasons I like this time of year!

  19. Your photos are convincing me that I NEED to purchase a bouquet of tulips! :)) Spring is taking its own sweet time to arrive here in Ontario.

  20. Oh so pretty!! Tulips just say spring to me. Loved the poem too!

  21. The tulips are so vibrant and beautiful! Tulips as soldiers in that poem is so perfect!

  22. Thanks so much for bringing your tulips to Seasonal Sundays.They certainly shout SPRING!

    - The Tablescaper

  23. Maggie, that deep red is amazing. Now that I live in Florida, I miss tulips sprouting up this time of year. I have to settle for cut. :(

  24. Oh my, Such beautiful flowers. I was trying to guess if you season is ahead of ours. Seems pretty close. Thank you for sharing God's glory with us. Would love to visit Normandy when I was not on a bus and someone telling me I had 90 minutes to be back on the bus. It is a beautiful area. Maybe someday. Thanks for sharing. Ginger


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