In Full Bloom
Yesterday, I strolled down Central Park which is right across from my job and had a healthy lunch in the Central Park Conservatory Garden. I used to live right across the this garden for four years and it was always beautiful to run around the Harlem Meer and take romantic walks around the park. I took these pictures of the colorful tulips which I am very proud for doing a good job with the closeups.
Visiting the garden yesterday brought me happiness and memories of how wonderful it is to be in love.
What a gorgeous flower!
My coworker caught me smelling the tulips...I was having my own moment with nature. I told her "Please do not disturb." I wish I was wearing a summer dress so the pictures would look a little better...I guess next time!
I have always been a hopeless romantic kind of gal, so while at the garden I was thinking about my favorite Chilean Poet- Pablo Neruda. This poem came to mind and wanted to share it with you guys.
His poems are often passionate odes to love and nature, and he was once noted by the New York Times as "the most influential, and inventive poet of the Spanish language."
"You will remember love"
Because of you, in gardens of blossoming flowers I ache from
the perfumes of spring.
I have forgotten your face, I no longer remember your hands; how did your lips
feel on mine?
Because of you, I love the white statues drowsing in the parks, the white
statues that have neither voice nor sight.
I have forgotten your voice, your happy voice; I have forgotten your eyes.
Like a flower to its perfume, I am bound to my vague memory of you. I live with
pain that is like a wound; if you touch me, you will do me irreparable harm.
Your caresses enfold me, like climbing vines on melancholy walls.
I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window.
Because of you, the heady perfumes of summer pain me; because of you, I again
seek out the signs that precipitate desires: shooting stars, falling objects.
by Pablo Neruda
If you live in NYC or are visiting soon, please go check out The Conservatory as you will fall in love with these perennials.
Have a wonderful and blissfully day full of colors and joy,