Monday, January 29, 2007

LOVE

I walked with love along the way
And oh, it was a lovely day!
Lovely skies with clouds of white . . .
Lovely grass with trees and flowers . . .
Lovely birds to sing their songs . . .
of peace and harmony and love.
The loveliness of love appeared . . .
awakening my heart to newness of thought . . .
and I knew Love walked with me!


Friday, January 26, 2007

BEAUTY

Yes, beauty is more
than skin deep.
Sometimes glimpses
are caught
of a beauty that lies
in the heart .. .
What a comforting
thought!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

THE WORLD IS BIG AND ROUND

The world is big and round, and if
I do not like one side of it .. .
I spin it round with just a biff . . .
And try the other side a bit.

And if when it's been turned about
I do not like it very well . . .
I turn the whole world inside out . . .
And try it that way for a spell.

And then if everything seems wrong
I put the whole world on the shelf . . .
And take a microscope along . . .
And take a good look at myself!


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

THE WIND AND THE CLOUDS

Why is it, when the wind blows with a mournful sigh
our hearts are sad, as though we too would cry . . .
But when it whispers soft and low . . .
through leafy trees, we love it so.

Wildly blowing with no clouds across the sky
But just the clear, cold and azure blue . . .
'Tis then we wish to roam or like a bird fly high . . .
until we too, are lost from view.

Drifting fleecy clouds, all soft and white
The shining sun, so warm and bright . . .
Throwing heat waves o'er the fields of grain . . .
Contented we dream, and build new hope again.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A THOUGHT

Sometimes . . . when I walk alone at night
under the trees . . .
with the sky, star-sprinkled above me
I feel as tho' God were walking by my side . . .
I can hear His breath in the rustling leaves
His voice in the soft note of a sleepy bird . . .
and my heart within me throbs with joy
"Oh God," I whisper
"I thank Thee that I live!"

Monday, January 22, 2007

ON THE TOP OF THE HILL

I stood on the top of a hill
at dusk, when all was still . . .
Heaven seemed to be so near . . .
If I should pray, God serely then would hear.

I watched the dusk fade into night
and soon the stars, like candle lights . . .
were gleaming in the sky . . .
as though guiding, each wanderer passing by.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

JANUARY REMEMBRANCE

One January, we sat beside the fire
mother and I, talking old times over again . . .
Outside the wind rose high and higher . . .
Snow whispered against the windowpane.

Another January, there is no fire can warm
my heart, for as the wild winds rave . . .
'tis buried 'neath the ground where . . .
snow whispers 'round her lonely grave.

Friday, January 19, 2007

FRIENDSHIP

Of all the joys in this world I've found
Friendship sincere finds place with the best
Friendship pure as the whitest rose . . .
Rich as the gold of a sunset cloud
Refreshing as the breeze of a cool spring morn
True as the blue of the clearest sky . . .
With beauty as vast as the starry Heavens
Such friendship we find is inspired by God!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

TODAY

Today . . . like an intermission
when time hangs a curtain
between some vivid memory
and the "still to be" . . .
and we gaze half-tense
at things not certain
with hope, and yet suspense.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

REFLECTIONS

Love is such an airy thing
a fairy bubble . . .
a gossamer wing . . .
to be handled . . .
with the lightest touch . . .
too heavy a hand . . .
and it loses its gleam . . .
as a butterfly wing . . .
loses its sheen . . .
when the down rubs off.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

MOON MAGIC

I love the night
it holds a magic
a gift of beauty
that grips the heart!

Her majesty - the moon -
serenely moves
among the stars
her subjects!

Casting her wan smile
over humanity
lingering fondly
on young lovers!

The fleecy clouds
implishly scatter
as her smile breaks through
in silver glory!

Monday, January 15, 2007

LOVE'S WEAVING

My shuttle of life is weaving
a carpet that ever will wear
a carpet of love to spread at your feet
to smooth your path of care!

My shuttle is threaded with love
of wee cords twisted tight
of love for you in the waking hours
love's dream in the dim-lit night!

My shuttle of love is weaving
in threads of sunshine gold
a carpet of love where you may walk
as the puzzles of life unfold!


Sunday, January 14, 2007

MOMENTS WE NEVER FORGET

There are moments in life one never forgets . . .
like the fleeting rainbow's hue
passing you by so swiftly , and yet
their memory is the world to you.

They are the gems we so greatly treasure
hidden away in "Memory's Chest"
perhaps a word spoken in idle leisure
by one you loved the best!

Perhaps it was the touch of a baby's hand
gently playing with your hair
while evening breezes cooled the land
joy and peace was everywhere!

Perhaps 'twas a kiss, just lightly given
without a thought of care
yet to you, it was like a glimpse of heaven
the sweetness lingering forever there!

Friday, January 12, 2007

JUST BEYOND

Just beyond - a little way
there is a land, they say
where dwell the souls we loved
through the years, the months
the hours of yesterday.

Love's gentle touch is gone
and the hand-clasp, no more is
ours to grasp.

But, memories, sweet memories living on
reach out beyond - and
bring that land afar - so near
that we can understand - and hear
again - the voices that journeyed on
a-calling back the message clear -

Grieve not - dear hearts - be
calm and carry on
Love is living - waiting - just beyond!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

TAKING SOME TIME OFF

Gone for a while!
I am going to visit my sister, who is sick!
Hope to be back soon!
Take care!

Margie


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

PURPOSE

A tiny acorn makes a tree
A seed becomes a flower . . .
And minutes linked together
Make up every hour.

Stones pile up into mountains
Grains of sand make up the beach . . .
Trees together make a forest
So nature does her lesson teach.

All of life, when segregated
may seem meaningless and small . . .
but as a part of God's great universe
there's purpose there for all!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

COMPENSATION

We were sweethearts, you and I
in a time that seems long past.
You were young and handsome
when I found love at last.

Each time I saw you coming
my heart was all aglow!
I felt I couldn't love you more-
How little did I know.

Time has passed and now
my life with you is so beautiful today.
But, now, when I see you coming
my heart glows in a different way!

Young love's a stream dancing meerily
A ripple of constant delight!
While older love is a deep steady river
that flows with strength and might!

With the passing of youth
many hearts feel love is done
but older love brings a new beauty
a beauty like the brightest and most blazing sun!


Monday, January 01, 2007

REMEDY

Are you restless? Go to the hills. . .
The path winds up to the blue
where the wind will blow until it stills. . .
all doubts in the heart of you.

Are you tired? Then seek the trees . . .
The pines will whisper and sing
and a weary soul can find its ease . . .
in the peace their song will bring.

Are you happy? Then stay where you are . . .
And let your joy shine through
so all who come from near and far . . .
may share, and be happy too!