I Would Rather Be a Blossom

April 17, 2016

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“‘T would ease — a Butterfly —
Elate — a Bee —
Thou ‘rt neither —
Neither — thy capacity —

But, Blossom, were I,
I would rather be
Thy moment
Than a Bee’s Eternity —

Content of fading
Is enough for me —
Fade I into Divinity —

And Dying.  Lifetime —
Ample as the Eye —
Her least attention raise on me –”
— Emily Dickinson

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Watercolor sketch of apple blossoms

Watercolor sketch of apple blossoms

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5 Responses to “I Would Rather Be a Blossom”

  1. Elisa Says:

    Oh! I think this watercolor sketches is one of my favorites ever!

  2. shoreacres Says:

    Your title brought to mind a Simon and Garfunkle song: El Condor Pasa.

    “I’d rather be a blossom than a bee” does have a nice ring to it, even though bees are great, too.

  3. E. Bancroft Says:

    This is beautifully done — as delicate as the blossoms themselves. Just lovely!

  4. Diana Studer Says:

    you have truly captured the essence of apple blossom!

  5. Cynthia Melcher Says:

    Rosemary, you have such painting talent!


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