Saturday, March 8, 2008

Random Loveliness

Copyright Maki_C30D

Barter

by Sarah Teasdale

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

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very lovely. Reminds me to live like I'm dying, 'cuz I am (since life is a sexually transmitted disease that's fatal in 100% of cases.)
Blogger's giving me a hard time here today. *kicks blogger*

Anonymous said...

I could live there. But someone else would have to mow the lawn.

Anonymous said...

"music like a curve of gold"

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture. So peaceful and serene.

Anonymous said...

yes yes yes....

Anonymous said...

Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the breathtaking image and the beautiful poem.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, poem and photo together!

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