Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Prayer

"Teach me, Father, how to go
Softly as the grasses grow;
Hush my soul to meet the shock
Of the wild world as a rock;
But my spirit, propped with power,
Make as simple as a flower.
Let the dry heart fill its cup,
Like a poppy looking up;
Let life lightly wear her crown,
Lik a poppy looking down."

~ From "A Prayer" by Edwin Markham


  1. That is a perfect picture of it. The quiet humble soul is like the flower that blooms quietly in a corner despite stormy weather.

  2. Oh such a lovely poem!! I love the simple grace of it that makes you stop and think... "like a poppy looking down."

    Thanks for sharing this! It has brightened my day.:)



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