A Poem for Thursday

sweet_betsy No AL Z7July 17, 2014

Another for your perusal--

Little Things
THERE'S nothing very beautiful and nothing very gay
About the rush of faces in the town by day;
But a light tan cow in a pale green mead,
That is very beautiful, beautiful indeed...
And the soft March wind and the low March mist 5
Are better than kisses in a dark street kissed...
The fragrance of the forest when it wakes at dawn,
The fragrance of a trim green village lawn,
The hearing of the murmur of the rain at play�
These things are beautiful, beautiful as day! 10
And I shan't stand waiting for love or scorn
When the feast is laid for a day new-born...
Oh, better let the little things I loved when little
Return when the heart finds the great things brittle;
And better is a temple made of bark and thong 15
Than a tall stone temple that may stand too long.

--Orrick Johns

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lilosophie

Thank you, Sweet Betsy, what a wonderful poem to start the day!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 9:17AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Love it, the little things indeed make my day.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 7:23PM
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don_socal

Describing the things that make up the day, small and without promotion till they light up the senses on a waft of breeze or a glint out of the corner of the eye.

Please continue to share when the mood strikes you, poetry is much appreciated by all, Again thanks.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 12:56AM
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