February 7, 2012

Take a Day

A Day Off
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Let us put awhile away 
All the cares of work-a-day,
For a golden time forget,
Task and worry, toil and fret,
Let us take a day to dream
In the meadow by the stream. 

We may lie in grasses cool 
Fringing a pellucid pool,
We may learn the gay brook-runes
Sung on amber afternoons,
And the keen wind-rhyme that fills
Mossy hollows of the hills.

Where the wild-wood whisper stirs 
We may talk with lisping firs,
We may gather honeyed blooms
In the dappled forest glooms,
We may eat of berries red
O'er the emerald upland spread.

We may linger as we will
In the sunset valleys still,
Till the gypsy shadows creep
From the starlit land of sleep,
And the mist of evening gray
Girdles round our pilgrim way.
We may bring to work again
Courage from the tasselled glen,
Bring a strength unfailing won
From the paths of cloud and sun,
And the wholesome zest that springs
From all happy, growing things. 

Have you guessed that my favourite poet is Lucy Maud Montgomery yet? I reference her so often, but I find her poetry just enthralling. I don't have a day off today, but my class is not until the evening so sometimes it feels like a day off! Sometimes, I wish I could find places like these and just go and sit and not think about all of the worries of the day. I want to feel the spring wind on my face and just take the beauty of nature in. 

What do you like to do on your days off?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In summer - sit on the deck and read a good book.
In winter - hole up in my craft room!
Thanks for the pics, Jenni.

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