Wednesday, December 29, 2021

I HAVE FOUND...

I have found such joy in simple things; 

A plain, clean room, a nut-brown loaf of bread...A cup of milk, a kettle as it sings, 

The shelter of a roof above my head,  

And in a leaf-laced square along the floor, 

Where yellow sunlight glimmers through a door.I have found such joy in things that fill 

My quiet days: a curtain's blowing grace, 

A potted plant upon my window sill, 

A rose, fresh cut and placed within a vase; 

A table cleared, a lamp beside a chair, 

And books I long have loved beside me there.

Oh, I have found such joys I wish I might 

Tell every woman who goes seeking far 

For some elusive, feverish delight, 

That very close to home the great joys are: 

The elemental things - old as the race,

Yet never, through the ages, commonplace.


I Have Found Such Joy
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40 comments:

  1. I am in total agreement. The 'little' things are huge in my world.

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  2. I LOVE it!!! And all these things are little things that are really big things to the spirit and heart.

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  3. What a wonderful poem. Joy is always so close. I believe that the reason so many can't find it is because it's in the simple things that we tend to take for granted.

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  4. every single one of these fits me and fills me with joy reading the poem and if i see them. one of my most favorite of little things is watching curtains blowing out from the window. the view from my sofa has a palm. the fronds move constanly. I watch them a lot. thank you for this poem

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    1. So happy you felt that Sandra and you are very welcome :) and your descriptions of your own simple things are a joy.

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  5. Hello,
    Love the poem, I have found the joy in the simple things.
    Take care, have a great day!
    I wish you all the best in 2022, Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, so glad and I wish you the same :) Happy New Year!

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  6. Is that your fireplace? That's a great fireplace!

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    1. Hi Mark, I agree, it is a great fireplace, but alas it is not ours. I took this photo many years ago in a very old house we were visiting. I coveted it back then too :)

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  7. Oh Denise -- perfect poem. And what is that glorious creation in your first post? It looks divine! Happy Christmas Week!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, I wish it my own glorious creation but it was make-believe, in the kitchen of George Washington's Mount Vernon home :) Gorgeous isn't it?

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  8. Yes, joy abounds in little things.

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  9. Hello Denise, The poem is simply beautiful because it's true. The simple things of life are not only free, but give us comfort, peace, and joy, which is what I wish for you in the New Year. All the best, and take care.

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    1. Hello Breathtaking, so glad you enjoyed the poem, and so very true what you say. I also wish you all those things, and Happy New Year :)

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  10. Wonderful poem. The little things we have in our lives bring such joy.

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  11. It's the small things in life that can make us happy, Denise, and I agree with so many of the things mentioned in this poem. Sending our best wishes to you and Gregg for a Happy New Year.

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    1. Always Dorothy, and I wish you and Pat the same :)

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    1. That's great, so glad you enjoyed. Thank you Jenn :)

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  13. Lovely images and I enjoyed this poem.

    Happy New Year Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Great, thank you Jan and Happy New Year to you also :)

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  14. Beautiful poem of contentment...

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  15. Lovely post! Best wishes for the new year.

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  16. This is all just wonderful...

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  17. I really liked this poem. It's so nice. Thanks for sharing it, Denise. The little things are often the best ones, and HOME is my favorite place to be.

    Happy New Year!

    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri, so glad you enjoyed the poem, and you are very welcome. Mine too :) Happy New Year!

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