Thursday, April 29, 2010

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


Barbara Anne said...

You find the most wonderful poems and pictures to share with us. I love the photo of the stone cottage and roses and the poem by Edgar Guest is perfect. Thank you!

Hope you're feeling well again.


L. D. said...

That photo is such a wonderful view of an Enlish cottage.

John Going Gently said...

nice poem and love photo of the blue iris opposite
thanks for your comments on my blog

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Love the poem --and the picture is perfect, Jo.


Lady Katherine said...

Such a lovely poem. I have enjoyed looking at the photo on your side bar. Love the houses, the Teas, adore the fences!

Michael said...

You are so good at introducing me to all these lovely "new" poems. Love it.

MadSnapper said...

the house in your photo is not severely plain, but very lovely to look at. i would like this photo on my wall. it looks like a specail home to me.

Susan Freeman said...

A beautiful and wise poem. Your charming cottage pic is a perfect compliment!

Susan and Bentley

Patsy said...

Sweet little place.

Stella Jones said...

A delightful poem and a gorgeous little housey to go with it. I particularly like the lacy curtains!
Blessings, Star

DeniseinVA said...

Such a lovely poem Jo, and a lovely photo too. Have a great weekend.

jerilanders said...

i could quite happily live in that little house.

Chris said...

Thank you for posting the lovely poems an photos. They are priceless.