Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Like A Tree

"It Is Not Growing Like A Tree"
It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make Man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year.
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die that night;
It was the plant and flower of Light.
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measurers life may perfect be-.
Ben Jonson

9 comments:

Ms. Place said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing Ben Johnson's words.

To answer your question about blogspot and wordpress, I've discovered that several Jane Austen blogs use the same template as mine. I wanted to distinguish Jane Austen's World from their blogs. In addition, I love the clean, spare lines of Word Press templates and the extra pages that are available for tabbing at the top of the page.

Thank you for alerting me to WP's space limitations. I will keep this in mind as I write my posts.

Frankly, I like both your blogs. It is too bad that you are running out of free space on Word Press.

Ms. Place said...

Oh, it occurred to me that I did not fully answer your question. I liked blogspot (blogger) a great deal. If it weren't for the fact that someone had copied the look and feel of my JA World blog (including site meters and the way I designed my sidebar) I would have stuck with blogger.

Word Press is not as easy or intuitive, but I love its beautiful design. Blogger has space limitations too, but I had only used up 12% of my quota after one year. Like you I upload quite a few pictures (and videos as well.)

Robert & Debbie said...

Hey Missdaisyanne! I just posted on my blog about participating in a local poetry group, and then I went to check out your blog and I noticed you posted a few good poems yourself; thanks for the post of poem(s)!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You have a wonderful blog. I'm taking a look at it having seen me on Shelfari. You know me as Graham, who left a message in your Shelfari comments.

M. C. Pearson said...

I love your blog. Funny, my main character in my F.A.I.R.I.E.S. book is a daisy nymph(Leucanthemum Superbum...Elizabeth Daisy). LOL. They are such friendly flowers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to talk with a Shelfari friend! (Jean-Luc...Graham...is a good friend of mine too.)

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Stopping in to say "Hi" and to read your recent postings. :)

MissDaisyAnne said...

Thank you for all of the great kind words.

Anonymous said...

I found your page by accident when I was looking for this poem by Ben Jonson to send to a friend who just lost her 23-year-old son to a drowning accident.
I hate it when a young person dies and all people seem to be able to say is "What a waste." As if someone who dies at an old age has had a better life. It isn't necessarily so. . .

MissDaisyAnne said...

Sometimes people in wanting to say the right thing, say the wrong thing. I have learned that just being their for a friend, holding their hand, hugging them, saying if anything that you are sorry, is the best things to do. When my mother was a young woman her husband drowned while fishing at Galveston, she was left a widow with 3 small children, she was of course devastated. My mother said that many people came to her home, but it was a friends sister that helped her the most, this woman just sat beside my mother never saying a word, but held my mothers hand.