May 8, 2010

Mother's Day



I Have Found Such Joy
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I have found such joy in simple things;
A plain, clean room, a nut-brown loaf of bread
A cup of milk, a kettle as it sings,
The shelter of a roof above my head,
And in a leaf-laced square along the floor,
Where yellow sunlight glimmers through a door.


I have found such joy in things that fill
My quiet days: a curtain's blowing grace,
A potted plant upon my window sill,
A rose, fresh-cut and placed within a vase;
A table cleared, a lamp beside a chair,
And books I long have loved beside me there.


Oh, I have found such joys I wish I might
Tell every woman who goes seeking far
For some elusive, feverish delight,
That very close to home the great joys are:
The elemental things-- old as the race,
Yet never, through the ages, commonplace.


~ Grace Noll Crowell ~

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful :)

    Happy Mama's Day!!!

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  2. Beautiful & perfect... Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

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  3. Thank you (: The warmest of Mother's Day wishes are being sent your way too! xoxo

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  4. Oh, you know I LOVE this!!! xo

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