Sunday Poem ~

Till The End.

    By Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


 

    I should not dare to leave my friend,
Because — because if he should die
While I was gone, and I — too late —
Should reach the heart that wanted me;

If I should disappoint the eyes
That hunted, hunted so, to see,
And could not bear to shut until
They “noticed” me — they noticed me;

If I should stab the patient faith
So sure I ‘d come — so sure I ‘d come,
It listening, listening, went to sleep
Telling my tardy name, —

My heart would wish it broke before,
Since breaking then, since breaking then,
Were useless as next morning’s sun,
Where midnight frosts had lain!

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Sunday Poem ~

http://www.public-domain-poetry.com/eric-mackay/death-38831

Death.

    By Eric Mackay


Sonnet XVIII Death. Love Letters of a Violinist by Eric MacKay, illustration by James Fagan

Death.

It is the joy, it is the zest of life,
To know that Death, ungainly to the vile,
Is not a traitor with a reckless knife,
And not a serpent with a look of guile,
But one who greets us with a seraph’s smile, –
An angel – guest to tend us after strife,
And keep us true to God when fears are rife,
And sceptic thought would daunt us or defile.
He walks the world as one empower’d to fill
The fields of space for Father and for Son.
He is our friend, though morbidly we shun
His tender touch, – a cure for every ill.
He is the king of peace, when all is done.
Earth and the air are moulded to his will.

In loving memory of life ~

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Sunday Poem ~

October 9, 2016

Before a Painting

James Weldon Johnson

About This Poem

“Before a Painting” was published in Fifty Years & Other Poems (The Cornhill Company, 1917).

James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871, in Jacksonville, Florida. His collections of poetry include God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Viking Press, 1927) and Saint Peter Relates an Incident of the Resurrection Day (Viking Press, 1930). He died on June 26, 1938.

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Enjoy on this rainy, stay inside snuggled underneath a blanket, beside a pet – a special someone – and reading a good book 🙂

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by te way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Smile :)

 

Happy World Smile Day!

 

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Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

Sunday Poem ~

  A Hill O’ Lights

    By Michael Earls

Turn from Kerry crossroads and leave the wooded dells,
Take the mountain path and find where Tip O’Leary dwells;
Tip O’Leary is the name, I sing it all day long,
And every bird whose heart is wise will have it for a song.

Tip O’Leary keeps the lights of many lamps aglow,
Little matters it to him the seasons come or go,
Sure if spring is in the air his hedges are abloom,
And fairy buds like candles shine across his garden room.

Roses in the June days are light the miles around,
Tapers of the fuchsias move along the August ground,
Sumachs light the flaming torches by October’s grave
And like the campfires on the hills the oaks and maples wave.

All the lights but only one die out when summer goes,
One that Tip O’Leary keeps is brighter than the rose,
Through the window comes the bloom on any winter night,
And every sense goes wild to it, soft and sweet and bright.

Lamps are fair that have the light from flowers all day long,
When the birds are here and sing the Tip O’Leary song,
But a winter window is the fairest rose of all,
When Tip O’Leary’s hearth is lit and lamps upon the wall.

 

Bringing in October with an Irish flair!

Hope you enjoyed ~

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss