Friday, July 20, 2018

Summer-lovers Prayer


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock
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 Summer Afternoon, 
Summer Afternoon.
To me those have always been 
the two most beautiful words 
in the English Language
Henry James~




Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock
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Lord, let me live to touch and taste
Each day with purpose and intent
The clock tick-tocks with subtle haste
Soon favourite summer-days are spent

Lord, let me not look back and cry
Alas, alack and then lament
With wishful woulda-shoulda sigh  
These favourite summer days now spent

Lord, let me have and hold, for oh
We know how swift Time folds its tent
And insists on our letting go
Of favourite summer days soon spent

© Janet Martin


2 comments:

  1. I do like that quote of Henry James's. Summer afternoons, what could there be not to feel the joy in those two words? For me they are the loveliest of words and conjure all sorts of happy memories from childhood. :)

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    1. hehe:) I read it on your blog the other week and couldn't wait for a post to re-share it! isn't it the BEST!

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