Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tree Scherenschnitte

My friend Sarah won the free give-away of a scherenschnitte on my other blog for the 50,000th visitor. She also allowed me to stay in her house for two weeks while I looked for an apartment. I figure she really deserves one of these. When I asked her what she wanted, she said a tree and then sited this poem:

Another Sarah for Christopher Smart
by anne porter

When winter was half over
God sent three angels to the apple-tree
Who said to her
"Be glad, you little rack
Of empty sticks,
Because you have been chosen.

In May you will become
A wave of living sweetness
A nation of white petals
A dynasty of apples."

I'd like to think this is the apple tree right before it shoots out it's blossoms and is just done with being a rack of empty sticks.


plainoldsarah said...

oh thank you cindy. i love it!

my stupid school internet is having issues with your main blog so i haven't been able to keep up on it - but i'm glad i checked out your paper cutting one. i can't to see it in person. hooray for trees!

Cindy said...

Oh good. I'm glad you like it. It looks much better in real life. I'll drop it by either tonight or tomorrow. Are you going to be home tonight or tomorrow?

bug girl said...

Apple tree very pretty and the flowers very sweet...

plainoldsarah said...

i especially like the little bird.