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A Poem for Thursday

Posted by sweet_betsy z7 No AL USA (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 8:56

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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RE: A Poem for Thursday

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

RE: A Poem for Thursday

Love it, the little things indeed make my day.

RE: A Poem for Thursday

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.

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