NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY
Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.
In the middle of everything is
T H E S U N.
Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543)
THE JOY OF THE HEART MAKES THE FACE MERRY
The glorious lamp of heaven,
Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
If you can spend
a perfectly useless afternoon
in a perfectly useless manner,
You have learned how to live.
Lin Yutang (1895-1976)
Chinese writer and philologist
The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper, set the clouds to one
GREAT ROOF OF FLAME ABOVE THE EARTH.
Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986)
The sun lay like a friendly arm
across her shoulder.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1869-1953)
It is always sunrise
the dew is never all dried at once;
a shower is forever falling;
vapor is ever rising.
Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset,
John Muir (1838-1914)
If you are as enchanted with these words as I, then you will love the book SUNFLOWERS from which these lovely words came. Order it here for mere pennies. Truly,
Is there anything happier than a sunflower?