A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Garden Blogger's Muse Day...Nov. 1, 2008



The Rapture of the Year

While skies glint bright with bluest light

Through clouds that race o'er fields and town,

And leaves go dancing left and right,

And orchard apples tumble down;

While school-girls sweet, in lane or street,

Lean 'gainst the wind and feel and hear

Its glad heart like a lover's beat,--

So reigns the rapture of the year.

The ho! and hey! and whoop-hooray!

Though winter clouds be looming,

Remember a November day

Is merrier than mildest May

With all her blossoms blooming.

While birds in scattered flight are blown

Aloft and lost in dusky mist,

And truant boys scud home alone

'Neath skies of gold and amethyst;

While twilight falls, and Echo calls

Across the haunted atmosphere,

With low, sweet laughs at intervals,--

So reigns the rapture of the year.

The ho! and hey! and whoop-hooray!

Though winter clouds be looming,

Remember a November day

Is merrier than mildest May

With all her blossoms blooming.


James Whitcomb Riley

5 comments:

Judy said...

I just love James Whitcomb Riley. He is one of my favorite poets. I love the way he writes. Your blog looks wonderful. My dad used to read me the funny papers when I was little, too. This brought back some memories.

Margie's Musings said...

A real classic, Balisha.

Balisha said...

Hi Margie and Judy..
Can't you just picture the scene in his poetry? I have always loved his writing.

perennialgardener said...

What a cute poem for Muse Day. The little picture of the boy is adorable too. I love your new header Balisha.

Balisha said...

Thankyou for your comments, Racquel.