Monday, November 10, 2008

I Have Found Such Joy

I love this!

I Have Found Such Joy
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 the 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.
~ Grace Noll Crowell

6 comments:

affectioknit said...

That is so sweet!

denise said...

Exactly!!!! :) Love it.

Rachel said...

LOVE it. Perfect.

Mary-Sue said...

that describes my life. love this. thank you!

Brenda Colleen Leyland said...

It says it perfectly!

mamaofsugarpies said...

eloquently said...yet simple! I heart this one:)