06 May 2010

New Love stamp from USA..

Date of Issue – 22 April 2010

Hi ! I have just come across a beautiful Love stamp, recently issued by US Postal Service. The wonderful stamps look so pretty on special sheetlet with word “LOVE” ! . On the commemorative stamp the sweet pansies are shown in a white woven basket. The basket is filled with deep and light purple pansies and green foliage. I am just thrilled to see them as the same shade of pansies are blooming these days in my garden too. The US Postal Service began issuing its popular love stamps in 1973, and over the years, these stamps - featuring swans, cherubs, candy hearts, Victorian lace, modern art and the word "Love" itself - have announced marriages, births and graduations, and delivered congratulations. I am very pleased to share this stamp with all of you as “Greetings” is my one of my favorite collecting themes. This is all for Today….Till Next Post…Have a Great Time !

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Tufted and bunched and ranged with careless art
Here, where the paving-stones are set apart,
Alert and gay and innocent of guile,
The little pansies nod their heads and smile.

With what a whispering and a lulling sound
They watch the children sport about the ground,
Longing, it seems, to join the pretty play
That laughs and runs the light-winged hours away.

And other children long ago there were
Who shone and played and made the garden fair,
To whom the pansies in their robes of white
And gold and purple gave a welcome bright.

Gone are those voices, but the others came.
Joyous and free, whose spirit was the same;
And other pansies, robed as those of old,
Peeped up and smiled in purple, white and gold.

For pansies are, I think, the little gleams
Of children’s visions from a world of dreams,
Jewels of innocence and joy and mirth,
Alight with laughter as they fall to earth.

Below, the ancient guardian, it may hap,
The kindly mother, takes them in her lap,
Decks them with glowing petals and replaces
In the glad air the friendly pansy-faces.

So tread not rashly, children, lest you crush
A part of childhood in a thoughtless rush.
Would you not treat them gently if you knew
Pansies are little bits of children too?

- RC Lehman

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