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


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 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  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the last line in perfect and your picture takes my breath away.
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 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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