Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Today...I Have Lived a Poem

I have spread wet linen
On lavender bushes,
I have swept rose petals
From a garden walk.
I have labeled jars of raspberry jam,
I have baked a sunshine cake;
I have embroidered a yellow duck
On a small blue frock.
I have polished andirons,
Dusted the highboy,
Cut sweet peas for a black bowl,
Wound the tall clock,
Pleated a lace ruffle…
I have lived a poem.
Ethel Romig Fuller (1883 - 1965)


Busy Grandma Elsie said...

Hum I like this poem.
Makes me think of my youth at grandma's house . thanks for sharing it .Gives me a good feeling in my spirit.

Genie Sea said...

Until I got to the end of the poem and realized it wasn't yours, I thought, "Yes! That's the Tracy we know and love." :)

With Loving Stitches said...

Such a beautiful poem. Filled with promise.

cathleen said...

Oh, this is such a lovely poem. There is bliss and contentment written between the lines. Thanks for sharing it, dear Tracy.