Monday, March 27, 2006

Barter



Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And childrens's faces looking up
Holding wonder in a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstacy
Give all you have been, or could be.

~© Sara Teasdale~

2 comments:

Big Papa 42 said...

Nice pic Trina makes me miss being back home, just relaxing in the woods under a tree watching the day go by.

SmileyTD said...

Thank you for the compliment on the pic. That's what I like to do too...just sit and watch the world go by. :)