Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Meant To Do My Work Today

I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand--
So what could I do but laugh and go?


by Richard Gallienne

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely little poem! Gonna save this one and post it on my wall! What else could I do?!
Elora

Tracy P. said...

When I was a student teacher I had my second graders act this out. They loved it. Thanks for the sweet memory. I can so relate. :-)

Michelle said...

Amen! Everything else can wait!

nanny said...

Oh I want this one framed!

Amen!

Arkansas Patti said...

How true. Work will always be there when there aren't such wonderful distractions. We all need reminded.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Yep, that about sums up my day! lol

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Joyce said...

I had to memorize that one in school. I haven't thought of it for ages. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.

Valerie said...

Oh I love it! Sounds so peaceful.

Journeying said...

Oh, thank you! Thank you for this poem! I ran across it for the first time nearly a year ago and then lost track of where I thought I'd saved it . . . so I was glad to see it here!
Thanks again! I really enjoy your blog.
Susan