Friday, October 08, 2010

Come, Rest Awhile

Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away.

Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street,
And listen to the music, faint and sweet,

That echoes ever to a listening ear,
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear­

The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells,
Wind-blown o'er misty hills and curtained dells.

One step aside and dewy buds unclose
The sweetness of the violet and the rose;

Song and romance still linger in the green,
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen,

And near at hand, would you but see them, lie
All lovely things beloved in days gone by.

You have forgotten what it is to smile
In your too busy life ­come, rest awhile. 

Lucy Maud Montgomery


  1. That looks delicious. Happy Pink Saturday. Maybe joining us for Pink Saturdays would help inspire post topics?

  2. What a beautiful...and true...poem. I stole it for an entry of my own today. It really spoke to me. Thanks for posting it! Hope you're enjoying this Sabbath day...

  3. Beautiful thoughts, now I must go and rest.

  4. Beautiful picture of the fruit, and I really like the poem. You have such a gift for combining the right things, and soothing peaceful posts! I find your blog very relaxing! habui

  5. I say... I was thrilled to find the poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery. One of my all time favorite authors.

    On another note, you had mentioned an interest in a blogging course.... if you e-mail me (my link is in my site profile) I can send details. (I took you up on it)....


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