Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Music For Our Souls

I recently saw this poem in another blog. It was written on a wall in someone's home. I find it a fine ideal for mankind. 

                                    "My Symphony"

To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly,
talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony

~William Henry Channing~
How lovely, wouldn't you agree? Spread the word...listen to the symphony!

*Photo courtesy of my neighbor, Betsy. It's the pond in our neighborhood after a recent snowfall.