Red Sky at Night

Scott came to the door last night and rushed us all (me, D16 and his girlfriend) out into the cold to see the sunset. The view from the porch is blocked by the houses across the street so as the sun dropped lower we sprinted down to the corner for a longer view. It was beautiful, rippled clouds coming up from the horizon, brilliantly rose-colored, and I’m glad he pryed us out of the house to stand out in the cold and see it.

Today I heard this poem on the radio and thought of our sunset viewing last night.

LEISURE

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

By Wm. Henry Davies

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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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