The Simple Joy of Flowers…..Poem

Poppies and buttercups
Roses and Phlox
Jewels in their own right
Some with a perfume like Stocks….

But don’t just look from afar
Look right up close
As beauty is in the detail
Take the simple perfumed rose

But each has it’s beauty
Each has its joy
Look at the stunning red poppy
Right up close and simply enjoy

I’ve always loved this song, but I love the video even more…..

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

7 thoughts on “The Simple Joy of Flowers…..Poem

  1. So moving. Brilliant illustrations. When will we ever learn?
    But meanwhile, yes, treasure the detail of our flowers. This morning I watched bees on a rhododendron.

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