Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Guess who? please see previous post~~~

~~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 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. by Grace Noll Crowell


Isabelle said...

Your hat looks wonderful, Maggie Ann. I love hats too. Sounds like you had a memorable time at the quilt show.

melissa said...

Beautiful! And the hat's neat too! :)

Thanks for sharing the verses too. They're just the sort of thing I love.

Enjoy your day!

Saija said...

amen ... the simple joys of living, are the ones we overlook too often ... thank you for the eloquent reminder ...

and i love the colours you are wearing! :o)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

So we get to see about half of you Maggie Ann...Well what I can see looks just fine. Glad to hear that you had a great time..Sounds fun too. Have a great rest of the day.