Friday, May 25, 2012

Poetry Friday



Forget about the lawn mower and the shopping list.  Forget about the laundry and the dishes.  You're not getting any younger and neither is the day.  Get out and enjoy it!


Today


So here has been dawning
another blue day;
Think, wilt thou let it
slip useless away.

Out of Eternity
the new day was born;
Into Eternity
at night, will return.

Behold it aforetime
no eye ever did;
So soon it forever
from all eyes is hid.

Here has been dawning
another blue day;
Think, wilt thou let it
slip useless away.


Thomas Carlyle


Linda, at Teacherdance is hosting today's Poetry Friday.
Go on over and say 'hello' and then read her goodbye poetry.




5 comments:

I'm Jet . . . said...

It took me a few readings to understand and appreciate.

Good choice for today, sun should arrive here in NH before the day slips useless away.

Don't let the long weekend slip useless away either!

J

Diane Mayr said...

I love the photo that accompanies the poem. The colors are striking. Thanks for sharing both.

Linda at teacherdance said...

Great to hear. (I'm happy to avoid the wash!) Thanks for this, Andi!

Ruth said...

Here's to a beautiful day that won't slip useless away!

Doraine Bennett said...

Thanks for this admonishment. The sky is blue outside. The breeze is hot. I think I'll go out and sit in the sunshine.