Friday, November 9, 2007

Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Ada R. Habershon)

We're leaving first thing in the morning for South Carolina, returning late Monday evening... so I'll be away from the computer (and blogging) for the next three days - warm thoughts, sincere prayers, skyward wishes and purple candles are all welcome...

All lovely things will have an ending,
All lovely things will fade and die,
And youth, that's now so bravely spending,
Will beg a penny by and by.

Fine ladies soon are all forgotten,
And goldenrod is dust when dead,
The sweetest flesh and flowers are rotten
And cobwebs tent the brightest head.

Come back, true love! Sweet youth, return!--
But time goes on, and will, unheeding,
Though hands will reach, and eyes will yearn,
And the wild days set true hearts bleeding.

Come back, true love! Sweet youth, remain!--
But goldenrod and daisies wither,
And over them blows autumn rain,
They pass, they pass, and know not whither.

QUOTE: "We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." ~ Kenji Miyazawa

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