Jump to content

Happy thoughts!!


Addie

Recommended Posts

In rhyme. Add your own, if you wish.

I came across this little ditty, done in calligraphy when I was in high school art class. :shock: Can you spell "antique" boys and girls? :lol:

I have no idea of the source of this wee poem, but I love the spirit of it and am going to share....

You have to believe in happiness, or happiness never comes.

I know that a bird chirps none the less, when all that he finds is crumbs.

You have to believe the buds will blow,

Believe in the grass in the days of snow,

Ah; that's the reason a bird can sing,

On his darkest days, he believes in Spring!

Here, we believe in Spring too! 8)

Got another cute ditty to add?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

one of my favorites. It's not a limerick, but it's "happy thoughts" all the same!

She Walks In Beauty like the night

a poem by Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that's best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes:

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o'er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express

How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a favorite, can be melancholy, but I see it as a spring thing (most of the time).

Hope

~Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune--without the words,

And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...and an ol' Irish blessing for fun!

May those we love, love us.

If they cannot love us,

May God turn their hearts.

If God cannot turn their hearts,

May they turn their ankles,

So we may know them by their limping.

- Irish Saying

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank God for dirty dishes

They have a tale to tell

While other folk are hungry

We’ve eaten rather well

Thank God for dirty floors

Their testimony proves

We’ve healthy legs and feet

To fill our dirty shoes

And while I’m on the subject

I must confess it’s true

While other folk have few

We’ve plenty and plenty of very little

Dirty clothes to do.

OR

Thank God for dirty dishes,

While other folks are hungry,

We're doing very well.

With home and health and happiness

We should not want or fuss.

For by this stack of evidence,

God is very good to us!

OR

Thank God for dirty dishes,

They have a tale to tell.

While other folks are hungry,

We're doing very well.

With home and health and happiness

We should not want or fuss.

For by this stack of evidence,

God is very good to us!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.