Monday, March 8, 2010

Ode to My Adrian Elessar....

A post for my dear husband who left me with some beautiful flowers to bloom in his absence...


I Love Thee
by Eliza Acton, 1799-1859.

I love thee, as I love the calm
Of sweet, star-lighted hours!
I love thee, as I love the balm
Of early jes'mine flow'rs.
I love thee, as I love the last
Rich smile of fading day,
Which lingereth, like the look we cast,
On rapture pass'd away.
I love thee as I love the tone
Of some soft-breathing flute
Whose soul is wak'd for me alone,
When all beside is mute.

I love thee as I love the first
Young violet of the spring;
Or the pale lily, April-nurs'd,
To scented blossoming.
I love thee, as I love the full,
Clear gushings of the song,
Which lonely--sad--and beautiful--
At night-fall floats along,
Pour'd by the bul-bul forth to greet
The hours of rest and dew;
When melody and moonlight meet
To blend their charm, and hue.
I love thee, as the glad bird loves
The freedom of its wing,
On which delightedly it moves
In wildest wandering.

I love thee as I love the swell,
And hush, of some low strain,
Which bringeth, by its gentle spell,
The past to life again.
Such is the feeling which from thee
Nought earthly can allure:
'Tis ever link'd to all I see
Of gifted--high--and pure!

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31


  1. What a sweet thing for your husband to do. Those are lovely flowers on a lovely lady. That is just precious:)

    Enjoy your day !

  2. Oh Heather...what a beautiful and romantic thing to do!

    Enjoy your daffodils dear friend :-)

    And Adrian...You are some sweet guy!



  3. *Big Sigh* Oh! How wonderfully romantic!
    If that doesn't hurry him home, nothin' will!

  4. That's beautiful, Heather! What a sweet husband you have. I love daffodils too. Hope to hear from you tomorrow for Tea Time.


  5. Talk about romantic! That is romantic! Does he read your blog? That is really really nice if he does!
    I love the "Daffodil Principle" story...about the lady that planted a couple of daffodils each year and they grew.
    I hope I can remember to do Tea Time tomorrow.

  6. so sweet, Heather. I loved the poem. Thanks for sharing this with us.:)

  7. You've got a cracking Hubby there Heather! So sweet and thoughtful. You'd better hang on to him! As if you'd let him go!!!!
    A bit of 'you' time then. Umm!! Come on find a hook from somewhere, and a bit of wool thats all you need, oh forgot 'You Tube' some great Crocheting demo's on there. Be nice to receive a granny square off you from your part of the world.
    Anyone else want to help me make Blankets for the Elderly? You're all welcome to pop over to the UK. We're having fun over there.
    You're a sweet lady Heather, you deserve beautiful things in your life. Oh by the way, you take a gorgeous photo has anyone ever told you!
    Bye for now, pop over for a cuppa again!! I'll put the kettle on :) xxxx
    Hugs and Love Suex

  8. What a beautiful poem, Heather, words so well put together to tell the one you love. The flowers are so vibrant and lovely.... a reminder of his return.

    May you enjoy your flowers, thoughts of your loved one and receive him soon in rapture of his embrace.


  9. This was such a very sweet post! I love the yellow flowers. I read your latest post (tea time) and enjoyed seeing all the yellow there too!

    Blessings to you :o)


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