Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A BETTER ATTITUDE!

Finally, the malaise that I have been feeling has passed. I think the sunshine this week has had a lot to do with feeling better. Today I baked cookies, finished the laundry and even did a bit of house cleaning. In the process I straightened out my top dresser drawer and found a charming little pink book that my husband had given me many years ago. So my blog this posting is to share with you the contents.

A poem called "For You with Love," by Louis Utermeyer

Love is the whisper of earth
When the stars pale
And the dawn-winds hail
A new days birth . . . .

The laughing abandon,
The shining glee
Of the fountain's leap
And the headlong sweep
Of the sea . . . .

Love is the memory
Time cannot kill,
The cherished tune
Gay and absurd . . .
And the music unheard

The silence that trembles
And seems to fill
The heart when the song
Of bird
Is still . . . .

Love is God's plenty . . .
An endless measure
Of gifts that descend
In sun and in shower
On mountain and plain . . .
The quickening rain,
And the storied treasure
At the rainbow's end . . .

Love is the coming alive
Of a golden bush
That cannot wait for spring
Blossoms that bring
Joy to the day
And honey to the hive . . .

The call of the hills
and the answering ocean
When everything's a maze
and a blaze
of color and motion . . .
Torrents of wonder, of waves,
an wings . . . .
And the whole sky sings . . .

But first and last . . .
Time present, time future,
and time past . . .
Past all belief and thinking of . . .
Earth beneath
and heaven above

Beginning and ending . . .
Forever new . . .
LOVE IS YOU . . .

Be sure to tell you family how much you love them TODAY - tomorrow may be to late.
Doris








4 comments:

Grant Street Woolworks said...

That was beautiful Doris. I 'm so happy you are feeling wonderful. I think if we force ourselves to do a little something each day and count our blessings we would all be the better off. Your post lifted my spirits just from your positive outlook and that beautiful poem. Thank you, Linda

weaverpat said...

Hi Doris,
Thank you for sharing that lovely poem.
I am glad you have gotten past the slump and are back to your usual cheerful and energetic self. Give the darling Eloise a hug for me.
Zip says 'hi'.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Thanks for sharing the poem Doris. Glad you are feeling better, and what a wonderful way to top it off than to find that little pink book :).

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Doris ~ I saw your comment on my blog so I looked you up! You sound like a resilient gal and I love your attitude!! Stop by often and I'd love to see more of your rugs!!