Montag, 7. April 2014

The Magnolia Trees~Breathtaking delicate beauty - Video, photographies and poems

After I had the photos developed, I looked for a suitable, beautiful magnolia poem and i was so lucky
to find the wonderful poems of Patricia Neely-Dorsey, who loves to share her poems with us. 

~The Magnolia Tree~

There's a majestic, old magnolia tree,
That stands in my front yard;
It's a tree that's grown there for ages,
And whose beauty you can't disregard.
She spreads her branches quite nobly.
She stretches her arms so commandingly,
As if certainly crying out to be seen.
She's the center of much activity,
And I know a squirrel family lives there;
I'm sure she affords them much comfort,
For her branches don't ever go bare.
There's so much that's gone on around her,
I'm sure that so much could be told;
But she keeps all her secrets well guarded,
And simply remains a sight to behold.

by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

~Steel Magnolia~

Delicate beauty
Of Creamy Perfection
With Roots Running Deep
In Southern Soil,
A history almost
As old as time,
And endurance
As tough as
She defies description
And explanation
Beauty is its own excuse

2012 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
from Magnolia Memories and Musings -In Poems

About the artist Patricia Neely-Dorsey:
I think that I would best describe my poetry as "folk poetry"
Storytelling is a special Mississippi folk art. To me, folk art is  simply art made/performed by ordinary "folk" for ordinary "folk". Folk artists attempt to freeze their memories into their art and help to preserve the culture and customs of everyday life. With Reflections, I hope to offer a time capsule, of sorts, for future generations, offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of everyday people in our region.
I must admit an affinity for the familiar, the common, the everyday, the ordinary and the simple  things of life. Reflections is essentially "shapshots' from my life in written form of people, places, events and lessons learned.
„Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia“ -A Life in Poems/ a celebration of the south and things southern
„My Magnolia Memories and Musings - In Poems

© photographies by Gina Matt


  1. Wonderful Post ! Beautiful Pictures !
    Thanks so much for including my poems !

  2. Quite large class love Gina.
    Congratulations, MiTe. :)

    1. thank you so much Michael! very happy about your comment,
      best greetings Gina

  3. Awesome Writer and just beautiful! What better way to protray MS than through the writings of Patricia! Great find.

    1. yes i agree! thank you very much, glad you like the article
      best greetings, Gina

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  5. Love the Magnolias! One of my Most Favorite blooms! Patricia Neely-Dorsey describes the Mississippi State Flower, and our home state, Beautifully in her book of poems "Reflections Of A Mississippi Magnolia", and " Magnolia Memories, and Musings". Enjoyed this relaxing video! The Magnolias are just an "Awesome" bloom, a "Miracle" of God's creations. Love , Cynethia Thornton ~

    1. Hello Cynethia, thank you very much for your pleasant comment. I really do love the poems of Patricia too, wonderful find,
      best greetings to you, Gina

  6. Great works of art. The pictures, videos and poetry compliment each other very well.

    1. very happy about your lovely comment!, thank you very much Shulanda
      best greetings, Gina