Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Little Home

The Little HomeEdgar A. Guest

The little house is not too small
To shelter friends who come to call.
Though low the roof and small its space
It holds the Lord's abounding grace,
And every simple room may be
Endowed with happy memory.

The little house, severly plain,
A wealth of beauty may contain.
Within it those who dwell may find
High faith which makes for peace of mind,
And that sweet understanding which
Can make the poorest cottage rich.

The little house can hold all things
From which the soul's contentment springs.
'Tis not too small for love to grow,
For all the joys that mortals know,
For mirth and song and that delight
Which make the humblest dwelling bright.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing that. I made a copy for my daughter-in-law who is not feeling quite well due to her pregnancy. I just sent it along with a casserole for their supper. She cannot stand to shop or cook and eats like a tiny bird so I'm hopin this will cheer her. Thanks again.
You are a blessing, Anna.
Mrs. L.

Tammy said...

Lovely. Def going to share this with friends.

Anonymous said...

I get such peace from your blog sometimes. Thank you for being you in the world! :)) Meg

Anonymous said...

You found my favorite poet!!!! And with such a beautiful picture too!Have you read his poems just line after line of good home wisdom the poems about children are especially good. Karen

Lady Anne said...

A beautiful old poem, and such a sweet picture. The ones who are truly rich are those who know they have enough.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Thanks for sharing that!


jAne said...

edgar guest is a favorite of mine. thank you for sharing this sweet poem.