such lovely things

here’s a poem from my great-grandmother Alice. i just really liked this for today. comes from her book of poetry, Where Children Live (1958).

Such Lovely Things

Close to my heart, when I am old,
Such lovely things I’ll have and hold…

Sunlight dancing through the leaves…
The sound of doves in weathered eaves…

Purple lilacs in the rain…
Meadow flowers, waving grain…

A yellow moon, shining bright…
A single star in the night…

A redbird’s call, oriole’s song,
To echo through my whole live long…

Such lovely things I’ll have and hold
Close to my heart… when I am old.

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