Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8, 2012

Gracious Living Day by Day Happy March 8th, International Women’s Day, to women the world over.

white lilac

When I was a little girl, I always picked a bouquet of white lilacs from our lilac tree and gave them to my mother as a present.

I offer you a little gift – a poem I love:

Dear March – Come in – (1320)
by Emily Dickinson

Dear March – Come in –
How glad I am –
I hoped for you before –
Put down your Hat –
You must have walked –
How out of Breath you are –
Dear March, how are you, and the Rest –
Did you leave Nature well –
Oh March, Come right upstairs with me –
I have so much to tell –

I got your Letter, and the Birds –
The Maples never knew that you were coming –
I declare – how Red their Faces grew –
But March, forgive me –
And all those Hills you left for me to Hue –
There was no Purple suitable –
You took it all with you –

Who knocks? That April –
Lock the Door –
I will not be pursued –
He stayed away a Year to call
When I am occupied –
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come

That blame is just as dear as Praise
And Praise as mere as Blame –

Source: Poets.org

Special thanks to my daughter, for sending this lovely poem to me. Happy Women’s Day, sweetheart!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandra March 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Happy Women’s Day to you too 🙂 … and to all our daughters and sisters and mothers and most of all, Grandmothers, all over the world!



Liliana March 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Well said, Sandra. Hugs to you, too.


Jelena March 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

Like the poem–thank you for sharing! It’s lovely celebrating March 8th with women I love every year.


Liliana March 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

Love and hugs to you, dear friend – March 8th and every other day.


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