Gentle As The Sweet Magnolia

One of my favorite quotes, sayings. Because it sounds so pretty and said by the great (and one of my inspirations) Dolly Parton but also because we love our sweet Magnolia trees around here.

This Sunday morning I’m listening to some of Dolly’s best songs. She has always had a way with words. One of music’s best song-writers. One of the best poets to ever come out of Tennessee. I have so much admiration for her.

This sums it up…

She’s been there, God knows, she’s been there
She has seen and done it all
She’s a woman, she know how to
Dish it out or take it all
Her heart’s as soft as feathers
Still she weathers stormy skies
And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies

A kaleidoscope of colors
You can toss her around and round
You can keep her in you vision
But you’ll never keep her down
She’s a lover, she’s a mother
She’s a friend and she’s a wife
And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies

Gentle as the sweet magnolia
Strong as steel, her faith and pride
She’s an everlasting shoulder
She’s the leaning post of life
She hurts deep and when she weeps
She’s just as fragile as a child
And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies

She’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies
Oh, bless her, Lord
She’s an eagle when she flies

Thank you Dolly…

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