Roses and the Huge Willingness to Give

July 3, 2012

Roses from my next-door neighbor’s garden

Roses with bird feeder

Roses with cross-process effect

Rose petals with HDR-ish effect

“every rose
opened in perfect sweetness
and lived
in gracious repose,

in its own exotic fragrance,
in its huge willingness to give
something, from its small self,
to the entirety of the world.”
— from “The Poet Visits the Museum of Fine Arts” by Mary Oliver

You can read the entire poem at this link.

4 Responses to “Roses and the Huge Willingness to Give”


  1. beautiful blooms. Your lucky to have such a neighbor….

    • Rosemary Says:

      Yes, although in comparison my poor yard looks unkempt. Their view of my yard leaves a lot to be desired!


  2. […] Roses and the Huge Willingness to Give, July 3, 2012 […]

  3. Elisa Says:

    I located an updated link to the poem the one shown above has a 403 forbidden message šŸ™‚


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