Writer’s Quote Wednesday LAUGHTER


Emerson’s famous quote always puts a smile on my face.  To imagine that flowers are the earth’s way of showing laughter is a most pleasant visual. Many people smile when they see a field of buttercups, a row of tulips or a trellis of roses. Even those, such as myself, who have allergies to the fragrance of flowers, might still love seeing them.

Carnations and lavender are the exception to my allergy symptoms.  I’ve no idea why but am eternally grateful, especially for the lavender, whose essential oil is a staple in my medicine chest. If you have never looked into essential oils to learn more about their therapeutic properties, please allow me to invite you to do just that. Many companies exist, from whom you can purchase countless varieties of pure, single oils to layered blends designed to ease stress or help you find more energy. Back in the 1990’s I studied with the Nelson Bach company to dispense their Bach Flower Remedies. And when Uttati International came to my area, I took their essential oil classes. To this day, I still use these products as well as the knowledge I gained.

So, back to the thought of flowers being the way the earth laughs…

 There are distant sounds

Ringing like chimes across fields

Calling to our ears

From o’er yon mountain

Delight entreats us hither

Relax, lighten up

A feast for the soul

Compliments of Mother Earth

Laugh lines ‘round the eyes

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


7 responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday LAUGHTER

  1. I love this Annette! Flowers are indeed delightful and always bring a smile 🙂

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      I thank you, lovely lady! Allow me to present a bouquet, picked specifically for you! Daffies and daisies and hyacinth too, we’ll tie them together in a nosegay for you! ❤


  2. Annette, this was a gorgeous poem. I love the idea of flowers being nature’s way of smiling. I have a stunning visual of that in my mind! You made my day! ❤

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  3. Such a joyous poem inspired by the quote. Mother Nature is a wonder at creating a sensory “feast for the soul.” Wonderful post, Annette. ❤

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