"One Thousand Beautiful Things"

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by DesertStar7, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    I'll be sharing bits from Marjorie Barrow's compilation of prose and poetry, published by Hawthorn Books, 1967.

    Twilight at Sea

    THE twilight hours, like birds, flew by
    As lightly and as free,
    Ten thousand stars were in the sky,
    Ten thousand on the sea;
    For every wave, with dimpled face,
    That leaped upon the air,
    Had caught a star in its embrace,
    And held it trembling there.

    Amelia B. Welby
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  2. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Keep sharing, please:love:
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  3. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    I Meant to Do My Work Today
    Richard Le Gallienne

    I meant to do my work today—
    But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
    And a butterfly flitted across the field,
    And all the leaves were calling me.

    And the wind went sighing over the land,
    Tossing the grasses to and fro,
    And a rainbow held out its shining hand—
    So what could I do but laugh and go?
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    HeavenlyHosts Powers

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    DesertStar7 Powers

    Let Me Grow Lovely

    Let me grow lovely, growing old—
    So many fine things do:
    Laces, and ivory, and gold,
    And silks need not be new;

    And there is healing in old trees,
    Old streets a glamour hold;
    Why may not I, as well as these,
    Grow lovely, growing old?

    Karle Wilson Baker
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  6. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I can identify ;)
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  7. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Thanks, DS7! Short and sweet!

    Safe Under the Care of the Two Hearts!
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  8. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    The Mist and All
    by Dixie Willson

    I like the fall
    The mist and all
    I like the night owl’s lonely call
    And wailing sound
    Of wind around

    I like the gray
    November day
    And bare, dead boughs that coldly sway
    Against my pane
    I like the rain

    I like to sit
    And laugh at it
    And tend my cozy fire a bit
    I like the fall
    The mist and all
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  9. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    For love and beauty and delight, there is no death nor change.

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  10. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    "On the banks of the James River, a husband erected a tombstone in memory of his wife, one of those 100 maidens who had come to Virginia in 1619 to marry the lonely settlers. The stone bore this legend: 'She touched the soil of Virginia with her little foot and the wilderness became a home.'"

    --Eudora Ramsey Richardson
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  11. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    "Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

    ~An old astronomer to a student.
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  12. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    "Poetry is vocal painting, as painting is silent poetry."

    ~Simonides of Ceos
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  13. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    On an Old Sun Dial

    Time flies,
    Suns rise
    And shadows fall.
    Let time go by.
    Love is forever over all.
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  14. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    Make thy study a regular thing; say little and do much; and meet every man with friendliness.

    ~The Talmud
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  15. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    "I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."

    ~Abraham Lincoln.
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