Magnolia Magic


Magnolia Magic


If I really believed in magic

you’ve surely cast a spell

And wonders of a Magic wand

your white velvet whispers tell

You entrance me with your beauty

and mesmerize me with your scent

There’s no other flower in the garden

once I’m caught up in you and spent

From one glory to another

you’ve enraptured me in your coils

And as time marches towards winter

even then your beauty’s not spoiled

But I don’t believe in magic

It’s only a folklore we share

I’ve spotted the Creator’s fingerprints

And observed them everywhere!


Ian bought us two identical magnolias for our 25th wedding anniversary, four years ago.   This is one of them.

Beauty Blessings ~ Wendy

15 thoughts on “Magnolia Magic

  1. What a beautiful anniversary gift idea! Something growing, thriving, blossoming…obviously reflecting your marriage, too, if you are four years past your 25th!
    You warmed my heart again with memories of my sweet grandma with those magnolia pictures. The third anniversary of her passing was a few weeks ago, so she’s been on my mind more than usual. Isn’t it amazing how a single image, scent, sound, or even taste, can bring up so much into our minds?

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Alison! I agree that “a single image, scent, sound, or even taste, can bring up so much into our minds” Recently Ian suggested I take pictures of a birch tree that graces the lawn of a church we walk past regularly. Today I was thinking about what I would write about it when some nice memories of a neighbor’s tree, from over 35 years ago, popped into my mind…

      Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. This was so beautiful and then to hear the back story, of the matching magnolia trees being an anniversary gift . ..well, that takes the cake! Thank you for blessing us like you do. So good to come here and be uplifted! God bless you!

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I am glad to hear that you feel encouraged when you visit here. I always find your poems calming to my spirit as they help me to focus on our Lord in a deep and meaningful way.
      Blessings ~ Wendy

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