Quote, 08/15/2010

ejmoore510(7)August 16, 2010

Life did not bring me silken gowns,

Nor jewels for my hair,

Nor signs of gabled foreign towns

In distant countries fair,

But I can glimpse, beyond my pane, a green and friendly hill,

And red geraniums aflame upon my window sill.

The brambled cares of everyday,

The tiny humdrum things,

May bind my feet when they would stray,

But still my heart has wings

While red geraniums are bloomed against my window glass,

And low above my green-sweet hill the gypsy wind-clouds pass.

And if my dreamings ne'er come true,

The brightest and the best,

But leave me lone my journey through,

I'll set my heart at rest,

And thank God for home-sweet things, a green and friendly hill,

And red geraniums aflame upon my window sill.

Red Geraniums by Martha Haskell Clark

My apologies for being late this week. Thought I had next week. Time flies. :)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lilod(NoCal/8)

Maybe late, but oh, so nice! I like this one...

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 4:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anneliese_32(6)

What a lovely poem and philosophy.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 4:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gandle(4 NE)

Good one. Thanks

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 5:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
norar_il

So far your poems have hit home!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 6:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
west_gardener

Thanks, ejmoore. Beautiful poem and it sure rings a bell with me.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 8:02PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My Father the Philosopher - a story
My father the philosopher The regulars here are literate...
jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois
Quotes 3 - 9 - 15
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one...
don_socal
Quotes 3 - 21 - 15
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only...
don_socal
Quotes 3 - 15 - 15
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If...
don_socal
Quotes 3 - 25 - 15
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. Alfred Hitchcock Conflict...
don_socal
Sponsored Products
Tech Lighting Fluid 5 1/4" Square Ceiling Light
Euro Style Lighting
Flos | KTribe F2 Soft Floor Lamp
YLighting
Reaching Wall Pillow
$44.99 | Dot & Bo
TOTO Prominence Pedestal Lavatory with Pedestal - Ebony
Modern Bathroom
Napa East Wine Barrel Lettered Staves - Carpe Vinum Multicolor - 1023-CARPE
$69.90 | Hayneedle
Blessing for the Home Frame
$8.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™