Friday, April 08, 2011

These Things I know

My dear friend, Anne, was cleaning bookshelves and came across this poem. She shared it with me. I love it.

These Things I Know:

I have planted a garden,
so I know what faith is.

I have seen birch trees
swaying in the breeze, so
I know what grace is.

I have seen a morning without
clouds, after showers,
so I know what beauty is.

I have read a book beside
a wood fire,
so I know what contentment is.

I have seen the miracle of
the sunset, so I know what
grandeur is.

And because I have perceived
all these things, I know
what wealth is.

- Capper's Weekly - unattributed

I know you could add your own list of 'wealth-making' experiences.


threecollie said...

I have friends, so I know what joy is. Very lovely!

Cathy said...


Yes! Yes! I knew you would enrich this poem with your rich life experience . . . my friend :-)

Ruth said...

I have endured 5 months of winter, so I know what hope is...

A very nice poem and my comment is not a fitting addition. But it is true (and was the first thing that come to my mind).

Cathy said...

Ruth! That is beautiful. Perfect. Thank you.