mercredi 9 février 2011

Happy Birthday Elsa

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Guennadi Aïgui (trad. Léon Robel)
Roses d'Eteri in Le cahier de Véronique

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Γеннадий Aйти
Тетрадь Вероники


Happy birthday Elsa ! You came with the winter snowdrops on a snowy day. That was six years ago… 
We like to read this book from Tadao Miyamoto, "Boku to Okaasan", a present from Elsa's grandmother. This image always reminds me on her birth day. The snow by the window and the new born child and mother resting.

 Felt snowdrop, precious birthday present to Elsa from my friend Anuschka.

A northern wind had frozen the grass;
Its blades were hoar with crystal rime,
Aglint like light-dissecting glass
At beam of morning-prime.

From hidden bulb the flower reared up
Its angled, slender, cold, dark stem,
Whence dangled an inverted cup
For tri-leaved diadem.

Beneath the ice-pure sepals lay
A triplet of green-pencilled snow,
Which in the chilled-aired gloom of day
Stirred softly to and fro.

Walter de la Mare
From The Snowdrop in The fleeting and Other Poems

4 commentaires:

  1. Happy birthday dear Elsa !
    I love your beautiful word"You came with the winter snowdrops on a snowy day".
    I am sure that I remember Elsa when I see white snow.Felt snowdrop is so lovely.You have a wonderful friend.
    I am Japanese,but I first knew Tadao Miyamoto.
    Thank you for sharing us.I will read his picture books.

  2. Happy birthday, Dear Elsa!!!
    Is that you who dose the drawing? Magnificent!!!
    My birthday is 6th of February, so, we are close, Elsa:)
    Falling love with the beautiful poem... lovely!

  3. Belated happy birthday sweet Elsa!
    Your snowdrop dolls are lovely :)
    Thanks for sharing such a tender post.

  4. Thank you dear all, for your kind words. They're so precious to me...
    I did the snowdrop and baby paintings a few days after Elsa's birth, six years ago... the angel is a little older painting, but I remembered it as I prepared this post.