Monday, October 24, 2016

Fridge Wisdom

ABC Wednesday
October 26, 2016

The letter is P for PRAYER/POEM

Here is one that lives its life attached to the front of my fridge!!

LET me do my work each day, and if the darkened hours of despair overcome me,
may I not forget the strength that comforted me in the desolation of other times.

MAY I still remember the bright hours that found me walking over the silent hills of my
childhood, or dreaming on the margin of the quiet river, when the light glowed within me, 
and I promised my early God to have courage amid the tempests of the changing years.

SPARE me from bitterness and from the sharp passions of unguarded moments.

MAY I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit.

THOUGH the world know me not, may my thoughts and actions be such as shall 
keep me friendly with myself.

LIFT my eyes from the earth, and let me not forget the uses of the stars.

FORBID that I should judge others, lest I condemn myself.

LET me not follow the clamor of the world, but walk calmly in my path.

GIVE me a few friends who will love me for what I am; 
and keep ever burning before my vagrant steps the kindly light of hope.

AND though age and infirmity overtake me, 
and I come not within sight of the castle of my dreams, 
teach me still to be thankful for life, 
and for time's olden memories that are good and sweet;

AND may the evening's twilight find me gentle still.

Max Erhmann

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The Weaver of Grass said...

I would find that very comforting on some grey days Hildred.

Roger Owen Green said...

We all need a prayer


Melody said...

Amen !!

Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for your beautiful poem. I copied it and will stick it on my fridge too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is truly beautiful -- a poem, a prayer and (though it starts with the wrong letter) a meditation.

Joy said...

Beautiful and memorable. The fridge is an inspired place for its home.