O Snow Drop !

  • Ô Perce – Neige !
  • O Snow -Drop!

English version below the picture

Nous avons eu de la neige la semaine dernière ( voir ci-dessus ) et cet après midi j’eus la surprise de trouver les premières fleurs de l’ année, le perce-neige qui qui était en fleur au mileu de tiges mortes . Cela inspire . Voici donc le poème :

Ô Perce-neige

Je vous connais depuis des années ,
Au même endroit vous apparaissez .
Le dur hiver, point vous ne craignez
Et , à l ‘ heure dites vous survenez ,
          Sempiternels .

Malgré l ‘ hivernale rigueur
Vous étalez vos blanches fleurs.
Nous vous croyions morts et desséchés
Mais chaque année vous revivez ,
         Immortels .

J ‘ admire votre ténacité ,
Votre discrète et simple beauté .
Vous annoncez – nous l ‘ espoir et la paix ?
Etes – vous le signe de l ‘ Amour qui naît ?

                             Michel Fauquet

Pictured todat fébruary 6, 2019 Photo 6 Février 2019

We had snow last week (see above) and this afternoon I was surprised to find the first flowers of the year, the snowdrop that was in bloom in the middle of dead stems. This inspires. So, here is the poem:

O Snow – drop !

I know you for so many years ,
At the same place you do appear .
Of the winter , you aren’ t in fear
And at time you always are here ,
        Sempiternal .

In spite of this so hard winter
You are blooming your white flowers .
We believed you were dried and dead
But every year you rise your head 
       Immortal .

I admire your tenacity ,
Your humble and simple beauty .
Do you tell us hope and peace above ?
Are you the sign of the nascent Love ?
       Eternal .

                              Michel Fauquet

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78 Responses to O Snow Drop !

  1. A beautiful poem Michel, and an encouraging post!

  2. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    What a beautiful poem and tribute to these delicate yet strong flowers! They appeared early, no? I used to see them in March or April up north.

  3. blb1 says:

    The only thing sprouting in my yard and blooming are dandelions, thistles, bluebonnets. I like the bluebonnets.

  4. mrswrangler says:

    Lovely poem. Stay warm my friend

  5. I admire your tenacity ,
    Your humble and simple beauty .
    This is lovely Michel! ❤

  6. Lavinia Ross says:

    A beautiful poem, Michel! Our snowdrops are blooming now, too. They are such beautiful flowers..

    Love to you and the family, ❤

  7. That’s a really nice poem Michel – well done!

  8. OH, Michel, I love your poem! It is so beautiful and inspiring! I love the words, the word-pics, the message, the emotions, AND the style in which you wrote it! All wonderful!
    Oh, and I love that the snowdrops were your muse! 🙂
    Flowers like the snowdrops do give us hope and joy! and they are an example to us that we can fight through any harsh winter-times in our lives and not just survive, but thrive.
    HUGS!!! and thank you for sharing this poem! 🙂

  9. Carole says:

    Bravo Papa c est magnifique. À la maison il y en a aussi. C est bon signe les beaux jours arrivent. Bonne journée je t’embrasse Carole

  10. Gayle Smith says:

    what a poet you are Michel….that is beautiful!!! Our first flower we see are called Easter Crocus and they usually appear around Easter….hence the name! When we have a mild warm winter, sometimes they come up in February too!
    Take care both you and Janine ❤

  11. Marion Manson says:

    I haven’t seen snowdrops in many years, Michel! You’ve written a beautiful and sensitive poem here. ❤

  12. Stéphanie says:

    Un très joli poème, j’apprécie beaucoup les premières fleurs dans notre jardin, aussi.

  13. Susan Joos says:

    We are just having rain drops but I would love to see some of those snow drops instead. It is remarkable how uplifting the first flowers of the year can be. I am ready!

  14. debilorraine says:

    Very beautiful poem and message.

  15. puffpop says:

    A lovely poem and a beautiful tribute to a simple but profound flower….Reminds me of the one from Tennyson:
    “Little flower—but if I could understand
    What you are, root and all, and all in all, 5
    I should know what God and man is.” Alfred Lord Tennyson

  16. I’m still reading your lovely posts. Mrs. Grovine.

  17. Lovely poem. It’s been so warm here..high 60’s and 70’s..almost 80 today. TOmorrow back in the 50’s then down to 40’s..back to 50’s.

  18. julie says:

    A lovely poem Michel , I have a few snowdrops coming up in my little garden , it gives us hope that spring is around the corner

  19. suester7 says:

    What a lovely poem! I enjoyed reading it very much. It reminds me that light shines in the darkness.

  20. Isabelle says:

    Merci pour le poème! J’en ai aussi dans le jardin et les crocus ne vont pas tardés à fleurir à leur tour. Il y avait du soleil dans le Kent hier et j’ai eu le plaisir de voir les 2 premiers bourdons de l’année. Le printemps n’est plus très loin!

  21. marica0701 says:

    Lovely poem! And I love the tiny little flowers!

  22. Flowers are true friends. 🙂

  23. heavens! we have a foot of snow on the ground and more coming this week! I envy you!
    enjoy your first signs of spring 🙂

  24. God’s lesson for hope and faith! ❤ love to you and family ❤

  25. Annalisa says:

    Très joli ton poème, Michel! J’aime les perce-neige! Ils ne sont pas encore arrivés chez nous. Qu’ils vous apportent joye et santé.

  26. neilc693 says:

    I remember this poem. The snowdrops are back! It’s good to be reminded of the renewal of things by such a charming plant. They have admirers, the self-described galanthophiles, who grow, collect, and trade them with ardor. 🙂

  27. Cheri Herald says:

    Poetry and flowers, two of my favorite things. 🙂

  28. wissh says:

    No signs of spring here yet, but I enjoyed seeing yours, Michel.
    ❤️ Christine

  29. L. Marie says:

    Love your poem, Michel!
    We had another snowfall. But no flowers yet.

  30. Barbara Lenhard says:

    That is such a beautiful sight to see and a lovely poem, Michel. We only have several inches of snow covering the ground and here. I anxiously await the first blooms of spring.
    I hear the the sound of the snow plow roaring down our street as I write this. 💕💕

  31. Just stopping by with some hugs for you and Janine.
    I hope your week is going well.
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

  32. L. Gail says:

    I love the returning snowdrop poem. I had crocus, yellow and purple that I look for every year. We had so much rain that I do believe they drowned …they didn’t show up this year. I’ll plant again.

  33. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie…lovely poem and lovely flowers, mine are not blooming yet but the Lenten Roses are, I think it’s a bit early for them too but I sure am thankful to see them. Happy Valentines Day ( a day late) to you and Janine! ilym

  34. Larry says:

    I must agree, Michel, a beautiful poem indeed! Very touching. Hope all is well. Best wishes to you and your family! 😋

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