Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Poem for Today

I Have Found Such Joy

Grace Noll Crowell

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 a door.

I have found such joy

in things that fill
My quiet days:
a curtain's blowing grace,
A potted plant upon
my window sill,
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. 

I found this lovely poem over at Provincial Homemaker today and wanted to share.


  1. Hi - thanks for popping by. Glad you liked the poem too - I found it on Getting There blog - www.gettingthere.typepad.com

  2. good poetry, I like your posts and keep posting, thanks friend


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