Friday, 24 June 2022

Church Flower Festival

After the Art Exhibition in the village primary school I crossed over to the church for a quick look at the flower arrangements. "Poetry in Flowers".

Instead of one arrangement to illustrate the poem "Ode to a Cow" from The old Farmers Almanac 1936 this lady had done lots and all in cow jugs

And again lots of arrangements to illustrate The Lily by William Blake
A 'Happy' Arrangement for the poem "My Heart Leaps up" by William Wordsworth
 

Loved this round design, not sure of the poem it was for.

 

"The Glory of the Garden" by Rudyard Kipling is the poem this arrangement demonstrates.

 

The arrangement below is called "Wimbledon" it's done by one of the joint presidents of the other WI I go to. The poem is by Jim O'Donnell, who I was surprised to find is a proper poet! (apologies to Mr O'Donnell!)

 Wimbledon comes but once a year
For just two weeks of every year
Come rain or shine the game goes on

To aim to be champion of Wimbledon

The centre court the main event

Where all their skill and energy’s vent

The ball it flies at great speed
With hopes that your opponent is beat

To hear the roaring of the crowd
When all around you shouting loud
The pressure’s on you keep your cool
Willpower drives you through the pain

The match is yours you won the game
To join the honors list hall of fame
The cup it’s shining in the light
Because you were on your game this night

 

And in the porch were two arrangements done by the primary school to illustrate some of the Flower Fairy Poems of Cecily Mary Barker who often pops up on my blog.The Snapdragon Fairy and the Cornflower Fairy I thought I took a photo of both, but hadn't.


 

Then it was off home again

Back Tomorrow
Sue

 

24 comments:

  1. What a great idea to link flowers with poems. They all look really good with the Wimbledon one being particularly topical.

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    1. Always interesting to see the interpretation of the theme

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  2. That's a very interesting theme for a flower arrangement event. There's some beautiful displays. xx

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  3. Lovely arrangements - the multitude of Cows made me smile! She'd gone to town on that one :) Hmmm - hope the Wimbledon poet doesn't give up his day job!

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    1. I thought the cow thing was a bit too spread out, unless the cows were supposed to be in a meadow!

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  4. Like Jennie I loved the Ode to Cows one, but some of the displays are superb.

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    1. Cheers up the church to see it full of flowers

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  5. Love the poppies and delphiniums one.

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  6. What a gorgeous collection of flower arrangements, I like the fact that several are wild flowers.

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    1. Somewhere in Suffolk has a Wild Flower Festival but can't think where. I shall look it up

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  7. Lovely what a nice way to spend an afternoon
    Cathy

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    1. Just a quick scoot round for photos and then home

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  8. Beautiful flowers and what a lovely afternoon for you.

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  9. You do a great job of finding local events to attend. You know how to keep busy and find enjoyable things to do.
    Lots of great flower arrangers in that group!

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  10. I loved the pink and white arrangement that you also admired. The round shape is lovely. It must be inside a large shallow bowl. Arranging flowers is a skill and the show reflects some very nice talent.

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  11. This is so romantic, linking flowers with poems like that. Beautiful :)

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  12. Love the flower arrangements and how great to link them to various poems.

    God bless.

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  13. I agree with every flower arrangement. And, my mother collected cow pitchers, back in the '30's. Only the other day I realized one has horns; he's a bull.

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  14. Wow they all look great! They rival the ones I saw at Sandringham when I went with Mum. It's lovely that they have poems to go with them. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Lots of lovely looking arrangements there, and what a good idea to link them to poetry.

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