Friday, 13 February 2015

Five On Friday

Romance is on many of our minds right now, what with it being Valentines Day tomorrow.  So five quotes on romance seemed like a nice thing to share today.

First up these words from Emily Dickinson

It's all I have to bring to-day,
this, and my heart beside,
this, and my heart, and all the fields,
and all the meadows wide.

Be sure you count, should I forget, -
some one the sun could tell, -
this, and my heart, and all the bees
which in the clover dwell.


One of my favourite quotes on the subject of love is from Elizabeth Barrett Browning

... I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach...

I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life!...


These words from Charlotte Grey remind us of all that we must put into our relationship with our special loved on

Now love starts to learn patience and forgiveness, trust and honesty, unselfishness and constancy, courage and sharing, the threads from which to weave a marriage.


Of course it isn't just women who write beautiful words,  Beethoven wrote these beautiful words

Ever thine.
Ever mine.
Ever ours.


I leave you finally with these words which, to me, sum up love perfectly.  They come from 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13.

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
 

Love isn't just about romance, it is much more than that and although there are those that might think that tomorrow is a just a big day of commercialisation, we can perhaps take the time to think of those that we love and let them know, just with a few simple words.

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Taking five minutes from our day to share Five On Friday with other bloggers.

Please go and visit my fellow bloggers who are sharing today.

Helen from Woollybluebells
Gina from Fan My Flame
Joanne from A Whole Plot of Love 
Lil from House With Hearts
Debbie from Saylor Street Cottage 
Rosie from Corners Of My Mind

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You may have read my post from earlier in the week about this, but in case not, I wanted to let you know that this is the last of these Five On Friday posts in this format.  However, it will be back next week in a new way.  There will be a link at the end of my post and you can ALL join in by sharing your own Five On Friday post.  You can find more details in this post and on the All About Five On Friday page, the link for which is at the top of my sidebar.

If you want to grab a Five On Friday button, you can also find the details on the All About Five On Friday page.

I hope that next week lots of you will join in and we can have some fun sharing the blog love all around - even though Valentines will have passed by then!

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I hope that you have a great Valentines Day tomorrow, whatever your romantic situation is in life, and know that you are loved by me for stopping by!

Amy

49 comments:

  1. Lovely words Amy, such a great post for valentines day and you are right, words count so much more than cards or gifts that the shops want us to buy from them for our loved ones. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day tomorrow xx
    P.s. love all your heart handmade things and trinkets, and the garland above the fireplace is so sweet.

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  2. Beautiful words. Have a great weekend. X

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  3. Lovely post Amy. I've always loved the words of 1 Corinthians:13 they really mean a lot and touch the heart. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy Valentine's Day. P x

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  4. All you romantic souls out there...you're shaming me into thinking I really should get a card or something... Joking aside (because of course I have the private jet standing by for when Mrs B has finished the cleaning), I loved the words. Those from Corinthians, in particular, resonated somehow. A lot of thought went into this; it's wonderful. One tiny question - wasn't Charlotte Grey a man (ie Sebastian Faulks)?

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  5. Glad you got your mantel sorted, it looks great! Lovely words xx

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  6. Lovely post. Food for thought. Thanks for all your Five on Friday organising. I'm sticking with week 4, keeping the old (not that old) routine. Look forward to seeing how it all pans out. x

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  7. ♥ ♥ ♥
    Have a lovely weekend Amy !
    Kate xx

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  8. Lovely quotes Amy! Your photographs compliment the words perfectly X

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  9. Beautiful post, I am not into the commercialism of Valentines, but words, a gesture or a token can really mean a lot. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Lovely Amy. Valentine's isn't about 'romance' alone to me either, love is for everyone. X

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  11. Love all your hearts- quick comment today because I have a pile of work to do! xx

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  12. What a lovely post, Amy - you have chosen some wonderful quotes. Have a lovely weekend:)

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  13. We had the Corinthians verses read at our wedding - 35 years and counting. They are so true! Have a *lovely* weekend! :o)

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  14. A beautiful post Amy. I hope you have a lovely day. CJ xx

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  15. A wonderful post for Valentine's Day. Have a lovely day tomorrow.

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  16. Hey Amy,
    great post. I am making heart shaped pizzas for the boys tomorrow, with millionaire's shortbread for pudding. A mother's love and all that!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Leanne xx

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  17. Amen. Amen. And, Amen. Well said, Amy. Happy Valentine's Day to you!! blessings ~ tanna

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  18. A lovely post Amy. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  19. What a nice, love-filled post. I've always been a fan of Emily Dickinson. Did you know that all of her poems can be sung to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas"?

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  20. Aww this was so beautiful Amy! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and weekend!

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  21. Love everything today.

    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Meredith

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  22. Happy S.Valentine's day dear Amy! Have fun!

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  23. Love that Amy - and I couldn't agree more about how we should truly spend Valentine's day. I especially love that 1 Corinthians reading. We have that one read during our wedding ceremony and it still hits home to me every time I hear it.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Heart Day to you dear Gal! xo

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  24. Happy Valentine's! What a lovely post thanks for sharing those words, they're all important to remember. We had Corinthians at our wedding xx

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  25. Have a happy Valentine's Day tomorrow Amy - and thank you for the lovely read and images.

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  26. Amy, lovely thoughts! And I like your button heart; would like to hear something about it. I'm off to read the five now!

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  27. A really lovely post, Amy, and I enjoyed all the quotes very much. I loved reading the Emily Dickinson one, it is a while since I read her beautiful poems, thank you for reminding me.
    Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's day!
    Helen xox

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  28. Love your button heart in the embroidery hoop...did you make it? And what a lovely heart garland hanging before your mantelpiece. Hope you enjoy St Valentine's Day.

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  29. So enjoyed reading all of these meaningful words on love, and your beautiful sweetheart creations that illustrate them, are perfect.

    Happy Valentine's Day, Amy!

    xx
    Poppy

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  30. Lovely words and great hearts!!!!! (And thanks for sticking with my crazy blog while typepad sorted out comment issues!!!)

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  31. i enjoy your heart garland. so fun. i love the <3 day! unfortunately the hubby has to work though. so i guess our dinner celebration will have to wait until he gets home. you have a great <3 day! ( :

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  32. LOVED that mantle!!! That heart garland is fantastic!!! And your words are just perfect paired with your pretty hearts Amy!!! Wishing you a love filled day tomorrow as well! Nicole xoxo

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  33. Thank you for a beautiful post, Amy. Emily Dickinson is a favourite of mine, and 1.Corinthians, I can recite it, it is so special. Love all your happy hearts, and wish you a perfectly special Valentine's Day. xxx

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  34. I didn't know the Emily Dickinson quote, so beautiful. And what a lovely way to mark the holiday, I did so enjoy the post.
    Amalia
    xo

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  35. A beautiful post Amy, have a wonderful Valentine Day!

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  36. Such a wonderful post, Amy! Have a happy Valentine's Day!
    & See you soon!

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  37. LOVE - ly post Amy. Love to your today. Jo x

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  38. Drat I thought I commented yesterday, lovely quotes. I hope you have a great weekend, x

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  39. Great post and lovely photos. Happy Valentine's Day. :)

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  40. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Amy! I hope you've had a lovely day, full of peace and happiness!

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  41. You're such a sweetheart, you know, Amy. Thank you so much for popping over to mine and leaving your comment which meant so much. I love that passage from Corinthians - it's so good and honest. Hope you got lots of flowers and chocs too.

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  42. Happy Valentine's Day, Amy! Love the quotes and all your heart decor. :)

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  43. Love the new plan for Fridays!
    Happy Heart day...I love Valentines and the spirit of the day! your post is great

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  44. Just catching up and what a lovely Valentines Day post. Take care.

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  45. I'm loving your festive Valentine post, photo after photo of a wonderful day of sharing love!

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  46. Lovely post Amy. Hope you had a happy valentines day! :)

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