books and music
from over the years
live on these shelves
even if I don’t
reread or listen again
is in these words
* * *
and when I shop
and when those who
help me are so kind
I am truly blessed
* * *
Images are courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler, from Dover Publications.
They are from William Morris Full-Color Patterns and Designs. The first picture is called “Daisy Design” and the second is “Anemone Design.”
17 thoughts on “books and music”
When I looked at that first illustration, I thought, “Williiam Morris? No…. not quite. But, maybe.” And now I see that it is his work. It’s quite different from most I’ve seen. Both are lovely.
I smiled at your last poem. I’m beginning to be called “ma’am” in the grocery stores now. Such a shock!
“ma’am” began for me some time ago!!
I believe I first learned of William Morris from Dover.
There is an infinite kindness in these poems! The designs were beautiful too! Thank you!
Thank you, Debbie, for your kind words!
The books and music live on the shelves, Ellen, and in your heart and mind.
Your opening words transported me to the book cases in the study, where I sat cross-legged, reading titles and looking for the 3rd book in the series of TRIXIE BELDEN mysteries, my favorite when I was nine.
I remember Trixie Belden too!
Beautiful illustrations, and it is a blessing to receive help and to be able to accept it gracefully.
Yes, good to receive with gratitude.
That is SO TRUE! I often think of the very same thing—and you put it so succinctly!
Margaret L. Been
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Hi Margaret, Sending love to you and Joe and family . . . I look at your paintings every day!
This poem is very encouraging. I’ve read every book in my library at least once and it is good to know that just their presence has a place in my life! Jane
Dear Jane, Thank you. I’m happy you like the poem.
Beautiful words, gentle, as are you Ellen.
Dear Margie, Thank you
Love William Morris! Such an interesting period in Britain.
Books and music (and cats and birds and trees and flowers and …) … I wouldn’t want to live without them. Beautiful poem and reflection! And I love William Morris designs.
Thank you, Diane
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