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Saturday, January 1, 2011

"I Have Found Such Joy" by Grace Noll Crowell

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.

--from The Family Album, 8th Edition, edited and published by Arthur and Nancy DeMoss, Valley Forge, PA, in the 1960's (I guess)

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