Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Two Raindrops

Two little raindrops were born in a shower,
And one was so pompously proud of his power,
He got in his head an extravagant notion
He'd hustle right off and swallow the ocean. A blade of grass that grew by the brook
Called for a drink, but no notice he took
Of such trifling things. He must hurry to be
Not a mere raindrop, but the whole sea. A stranded ship needed water to float,
But he could not bother to help a boat.
He leaped in the sea with a puff and a blare--
And nobody even knew he was there! But the other drop as along it went
Found the work to do for which it was sent:
It refreshed the lily that drooped its head,
And bathed the grass that was almost dead. It got under the ships and helped them along,
And all the while sang a cheerful song.
It worked every step of the way it went,
Bringing joy to others, to itself content. At last it came to its journey's end,
And welcomed the sea as an old-time friend.
"An ocean," it said, "there could not be
Except for the millions of drops like me.
~by Joseph MooreI hope this poem of two raindrops hold true lessons in life for you as they did for me.

I'm contributing to Outdoor Wednesday and Watery Wednesday.


The Vintage Attic said...

Thats was cute.


podso said...

Your photography is beautiful, and the poem has rich meaning. Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Those are absolutely beautiful photos. I liked the poem too. Have never heard it before. Hope things are going good for you.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have never read that before - Thanks for sharing with us and love you photos.
Stay warm.

eileeninmd said...

Your photos are all beautiful! Well done!

Regina said...

Beautiful and amazing captures!
I enjoyed the mesmerizing scenes.
Happy watery outdoor Marsha.
Have a lovely week.

Grammy and Olivia said...

Beautiful phots and poem.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful - the photos and the poem. laurie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marsha, Beautiful photography! And the poem was perfect for the pictures, or vice versa!
Thanks for visiting me this evening. I'm very glad I came to see you!

chubskulit said...

Pleasing to my eyes.

My Watery Wednesday entry

Beansieleigh said...

Loved this Marsha! If only I had my printer hooked up yet, I wish I could print a copy! Ever since the move, I just haven't gotten around to that yet... Oh, and there are so many recipes too! ~tina

Lenore said...

Love the rain drops on the bare branches....the poem makes the photos even more interesting and lovely.

vignette design said...

Beautiful pictures to go with a beautiful poem. --Delores

Light and Voices said...

Isn't it amazing how one rain drop can hold the whole world's image in it?
Joyce M

vivapinay said...

So very beautiful! Great shots!

Hootin' Anni said...

ALL!! of them are breathtaking. Love the underside leaf the best. Such intricate detail.

My Wednesday post..."Alligators in the Sewer?" is published...come see if you have a bit of time today. I'd love your visit.

LV said...

What a great showing of nature at its best. Rain or shine your pictures are excellent for today's Outdoor Wednesday.

Marsha said...

Loved the poem - a great parable! Your photos are just beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Kathy said...

Beautiful photographs and poem, Marsha!