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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Little Home


The Little Home

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, severely 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.

Edgar A. Guest

13 comments:

John'aLee said...

Oh so sweet!

Rebecca said...

It's one of my most cherished dream - to someday live in such a "little" house.

What a special poem (and appropriate picture).

myomyohi said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful and a treat for my senses, and the poetry sweet. I don't know how you come up with so many beautiful pictures.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This little house is perfect for me! and all I would think

Susie Swanson said...

beautiful little house and poem as well..

Sharon said...

Cute house and lovely poem!

Sara Lorayne said...

This is a wonderful little poem, thank you for sharing. And that photo is so charming...

Vickie said...

Always love dropping in at your place - lovely, romantic, poetic...

Terry said...

Lovely.

Country Gal said...

How lovely !

Sandra said...

a beautiful poem and oh so true. I am thinking the families who lived in small homes, like log cabins were much happier than the families in 5000 sq foot homes are.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

SO lovely!

you're inspiring me!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

~Jo, it's a cozy little house ! with a wonderful surrounding of nature ! Have a good day !
~Wong