Monday, April 02, 2007

Simple Living

This is a verse which Liz from Pocket Farm posted a while back. I really like it and felt it deserved a place here as well (and don't think I've posted it yet but even if I have it's probably worth a second mention anyway :) ). I'm not a big fan of poetry but occasionally will come across something like this, which expresses something I feel very well even when I hadn't even realised I was looking for a way to express it.

To Live Simply ~ William Henry Channing {1810-1884}

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;

to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich;

to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;

to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;

to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never;

to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.

This is to be my symphony.

1 comment:

Rebecca (feltmakin and sustainable living in rural Ireland) said...

beautiful words