Sunday, February 15, 2009


Do you ever find a little treasure
on your own shelf, tucked away, forgotten?
This morning my eyes were
captured by one such little lost booty.

While flipping through the
delicately aged pages of this 1903 charm,
I happened upon this poem...


A wonderful thing is a seed;
The one thing deathless for ever;
For ever old and for ever new,
Utterly faithful and utterly true--
Fickle and faithless never.

Plant lilies, and lilies will bloom;
Plant roses, and roses will grow;
Plant hate, and hate to life will spring;
Plant love, and love to you will bring
The fruit of the seed you sow.

Thank you for sharing in my 'booty' today
I hope I have planted a smile


Lavender Dreamer said...

Oh, I dearly love old books like this! You have a wonderful blog! I enjoyed reading the poetry! Beautiful!

Tammy said...

aLways a pleasure reading here!


Sandi McBride said...

I'm so happy to have awoken to find a new friend! Thanks so much for dropping by and for this lovely poem that is to true for words!

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Candy, Thank-You, for checking up on me.I've had to take some down time, I've been sick. I've managed to visit everyone and try to leave comments, but that's about all. I hope to post something in the morning.At least that's my plan! Thanks again, we all need encouragement and it helps to know when we are missed. Blessings Always, Deborah

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful poem. I love old books too. Thank you for stopping in for a visit and for your comment. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Fifi Flowers said...

You've reminded me that I still need to cut back my roses... ugh... forgot all about them... ooops!

Anonymous said...

Candy, what a precious little book!
Thanks for stopping over at my blog.
The masonite hearts were so nice to work on - very nice surface for pasting paper, no curling or warping like some chipboards. You mentioned you liked the spoon and also something about a fork....I also bought a masonite oval, about 10" long that I'm going to put a fork on, bending the tines to form a hook to hang something on. The oval hangs with a string but I think I'll change that to a pretty ribbon instead. Maybe next weekend! Back to "real" work tomorrow.