Thursday, June 01, 2006

Poetry Thursday - These Little Songs

Quiet times on a hot summer day
a time for watching the buds open on the flowers
for watching the dragonfly and the bee
a time for thinking
and perhaps
a time for poetry

These little Songs,
Found here and there,
Floating in air
By forest and lea,
Or hill-side heather,
In houses and throngs,
Or down by the sea -
Have come together,
How, I can't tell:
But I know full well
No witty goose-wing
On an inkstand begot 'em;
Remember each place
And moment of grace,
In summer or spring,
Winter or autumn
By sun, moon, stars,
Or a coal in the bars,
In market or church,
Graveyard or dance,
When they came without search,
Were found as by chance.
A word, a line,
You may say are mine;
But the best in the songs,
Whatever it be,
To you, and to me,
And to no one belongs.
---
William Allingham


Poetry Thursday

20 Comments:

Blogger harmonyinline said...

Your photo looks so peaceful, a very serene post.

I'm leaving this comment with Dragon. Thanks for your help and encouragement.

8:29 AM  
Blogger abhay k said...

A beautiful place(pic) for a beautiful poetry..truly
"The best things in life
Belongs to none
Not to me
Not to you"

8:59 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Beautiful picture...it does look so peaceful.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

I enjoy your posts :-)

10:35 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

"Remember each place and moment of grace..." This is a poem to savour and cherish and read again and again. Thank you!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

"But the best in the songs/whatever it be/to you, and to me/and to no one belongs." These are my favorite lines. Perfect for the weather here today...the picture and the poem. Thanks for this one.

11:15 AM  
Blogger travel plaza said...

Wonderful picture and great poem.

11:19 AM  
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12:09 PM  
Blogger MB said...

a time for watching the buds open on the flowers
for watching the dragonfly and the bee


I'm so glad you share with us what you watch.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

Nice choice of a poem for a lovely, sunny day. Thanks for sharing it!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

heaven know no better.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

It is a heavenly photo, so green...

We are having our hottest, driest, and brownest time of the year here in Tucson.

7:42 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I loved the last line in this...so perfect and your picture takes my breath away.
a.
P.S still trying for that bird pic. You must have a zoom on your lense. Either that or you walk much quieter than I.
:)

8:23 PM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

I love this pic...it makes me automatically smell that summer smell.
I don't know what exactly the smell is...kind of like honey yet weedy...all I know is I like it and it gives me a good feeling:)

10:54 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

This poem made me smile and I love the photo!

11:28 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Simply lovely...poetry everywhere around us, not of pen and ink. Perfect photo to go along with. Thanks for sharing this.

11:56 PM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Such a cool serene place to visit this morning and William Allingham's poetry is a perfect fit with your delightful photo.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Haider Droubi said...

a beautiful combination of word and images ...
thx for sharing

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Ah, summer is coming to us all in the northern hemisphere. Thanks for the photo and the poem.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

as always a visit to your blog leaves me feeling better than i did upon arriving! thanks for the lovely retreat i find here.

11:27 AM  

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