Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Simple Living #3 - A Poem

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 the door.
I have found such joy in things that fill
My quiet days: a curtain's blowing grace,
A potted plant upon my windowsill,
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

6 comments:

africanaussie said...

what a lovely poem and so true - thanks for sharing.

Mark Willis said...

A lovely poem, expressing sentiments we should all aspire to...

Malar said...

meaningful poem!
It's very true too! I love my home sweet home! ;))

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks, Africanaussie! Welcome to my blog too! :D

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks Mark and Malar, I love this poem! Makes me think of a nice, lazy and cozy day at home..

My SINFONIA said...

love that!

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