Saturday, November 22, 2008

I have found such joy in simple things

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.

--Grace Noll Crowell


  1. I love that picture and verse.
    I love you

  2. The thought of not being able to visit you was so sad. I can't tell you how happy I am to see your talent shine through on your blog once again.
    Everything looks beautiful.
    Love and hugs,

  3. Shelley!!!! I didn't realize this was you...I was wondering what had happened to you! When did you start this blog...where have I been?? lol Oh I'm so glad I've found you again. xoxo

  4. Loved this post and the poem, it so relates how I feel today.
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. I would have thought you had written that, for it is so like you. Lovely.


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