Monday, August 12, 2013

Follow the Flowers



Sunday morning
 arrived quietly today.


Hot, still and silent,
nothing, along the way


to the tiny church
stirred or was heard.


 Sweet scented blooms even,
  doomed - to
 sterile statues of clay.


Soon, the mood had moved
into the Spirited space.


Solemn, serene, 
yet, an essence of grace
amid soft whispers of prayer.

And then...


the beaming of church bells,
 and brilliance broke out,


with laughter and chatter
to end the sound drought!


I followed the flowers,
the fruit and the sun,


to take me back home,
from where I'd begun.


Thanks for visiting!
xo
Poppy

49 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem with beautiful images to accompany it! Thanks so much for making my Sunday evening lovely, Poppy! ♥

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  2. I was carried away on your journey in both words and beautiful photos. I hope you are having a lovely day!

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  3. How sweet...the poem and beautiful photos. Very different from a Sunday here in my neighborhood. I love seeing the sunbeams in the first photo. Enjoy your week my friend!

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  4. What a beautiful Sunday reflection! I love to imagine the warmth of your sun over there. In my travel dreams are blue skies, white walls and sparkling blue waters - and perhaps an old, dark and cool church for respite.

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  5. beautiful poem . . . lovely photos . . . make me dream of a Greek vacation.

    The white linens in the photos are spectacular.

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  6. What a fun tour, I love seeing flowers in unexpected areas and small gardens that you discover along the way, what a fun walk!

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  7. My dear Poppy,

    I took that gentle, serene walk with you and embraced the mood and spiritual aura of the day. I knew how it was without being there, and felt the welcoming, cheerful presence of those flowers as they smiled at me when I passed them. I'm now left with a calmness welcomed after my troubled, sleepless night, and your post took me to a place much needed during this difficult time. Thank you my dear.

    Love,

    Mxoxoxo

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  8. Beautiful pictures and narrative! I was transported. :O)

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  9. I actually felt that transformation to brilliance, with those magnificent pink flowers! You took me back to Greece, at least in my mind. I enjoyed the virtual journey!

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  10. Love your blog. I just followed you and hoping you'll follow back :)
    http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  11. Lovely post! Charming place you live with beauty all around!!
    Mary Alice

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  12. Such a beautiful place to walk to and from church.

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  13. Gorgeous views Poppy. I would never get tired of living there.

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  14. Wonderful post Poppy :) It's wonderful when we can live in the present isn't it? Sounds like a beautiful day filled with family, friends, and peace. xxL

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  15. Hi Poppy, I love the way you write and I always love looking at how beautiful it is there. I love all the flowers and the colors of everything. It always brings a smile to my face and I look forward to all your blog posts! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog yesterday! Have a great week.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  16. The flowers were gorgeous on your meandering.

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  17. What a fabulous walk to given us a glimpse into the area. I love all the flowers and beautiful beautiful buildings. Your poetry accents the lovely photos! Thanks for sharing this wonderful place.

    Pam

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  18. Beautiful words to go with the beautiful words. The photo with the roses and grapes is just stunning!

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  19. Your words are poetic and your photos as beautiful as always.

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  20. Lovely post and beautiful photos. Your words are just magic!!

    Judy

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  21. Oh Poppy I just loved this post! I think it might be my favorite yet : )

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  22. Good Morning Poppy, I really enjoyed walking with you on Sunday morning. The sunshine, the beautiful bougainvillea, the couple sitting under the shade of their porch, the church.... were all so lovely.
    Best wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  23. In a word.....GORGEOUS!! xo Laura

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  24. such a lovely post!

    Cindy @http://amomraisingherboys.blogspot.com

    your newest follower!...hope you follow me back!

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  25. beautiful place and photos.new GFC follower
    Hope you can visit my Inspire me Monday

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  26. Lovely poem! My favorite photo is the one with the blue door and shutters. It made me smile :)

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  27. Oh wow, what a gorgeous place and your photos are stunning. I am so thrilled you found us and linked up. Thanks tons. Hugs, Marty

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  28. Beautiful photos and words again! Is that you in the photograph of the lone woman?

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  29. As always your post captivates the heart of your every reader. Thank your for sharing your hometown.

    Have a good week my dear friend.

    Blessings,

    Aida

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  30. it's a great article, i love the pictures. Thanks for sharing this bookmarking your website as we speak lol xx
    from: CUT IT OUT wall stickers

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  31. Your pictures are amazing, it's like I can feel the heat of the sun on my skin.

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  32. So many beautiful views and you captured them beautifully through the lens! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  33. What a beautiful post! So loved taking this walk with you - enjoying the views - the amazing flowes and the beauty of this country - I am so delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  34. Oh, Poppy. Your images of Greece are just gorgeous. All the amazing color of the houses and the flowers. I always enjoy my visits with you. Happy Sun Lit Sunday!

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  35. Hello Poppy. Spirit lifting photos of sunshine and flowers, how I love that black iron gate.

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  36. Oh what a beautiful poem and photos to match. Just made my day...smile..

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  37. What beauty you found when you decided to "follow the flowers, the fruit and the sun": so much colour, fragrance, quiet moments and boisterous laughter are found in this post, Poppy.

    I can only hope that your Sunday today is even half as lovely as the one your brought to Sunlit Sunday. (To have yellow walls and blue shutters would be heavenly!)

    -Karen

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  38. This is lovely, Poppy. I'd have missed this post, as it pre-dates my becoming a follower.

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  39. I really enjoyed your gorgeous photos. Visiting from Sunlit Sunday.

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  40. Sunshine and flowers, how gorgeous!

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  41. Poppy beautiful blog post and beautiful words. Your pictures captured my solice and graced me with peace.
    Cindy

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  42. Beautiful flowers, and the architecture is so pretty in your country!

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  43. Wow did I ever enjoy this post. I have not had a blogger buddy from Greece to follow but will sure put you on my blog list. These photos are amazing. Love to visit Greece but probably will not get to at my age now. Our grandson was there last spring and brought back some great photos. Blessings to you and yours.

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  44. The sun shone mightily on your Sunday. What beautiful, intense colours. I can almost feel the warmth of the sun.

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  45. Such gorgeous photos!

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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  46. Just beautiful Poppy! The bursting of bells... I think I heard them in the distance...

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