Wise Words, A Poem and A Flower

30 Sep

1   A good friend sent this on Facebook. Well said!

Dust if you must! from Shelagh

‘Dust if you must’ from Shelagh, thank you – a woman after my own heart!

2   One of my favourite books is Poem for the Day and the poem for today, 30th September, is one I particularly like.

The Road Not Taken

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

– Robert Frost

3     The Rose of Sharon is glowing in the Autumn light  and brings a touch of sunshine to the dullest of days.

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon


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13 responses to “Wise Words, A Poem and A Flower

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    October 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    No dusting by me today 🙂

  2. Shelagh

    October 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Frost country right around the corner from me, just sayin’……. Hope you have arrived safely. I just spent a couple of days down at the Mass shore, foliage color was gorgeous on the drive down and back, and it has been warm and sunny.

  3. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    October 1, 2013 at 3:30 am

    It reminds me of Summons by Robert Francis… It is one of my favorite poems.

  4. valeriedavies

    October 1, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Never tire of Frosts poem, and how I enjoyed the first… though sometimes I fear my house is starting to look like Miss Havisham’s !

  5. oawritingspoemspaintings

    September 30, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Loved the first poem! Very realistic! Thanks for this post 🙂

  6. Don

    September 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    love the Frost poem. One of my favourite poets.

  7. Peri's Spice Ladle

    September 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Beautiful words…and the poem is from one of my favorite poets:) The sunny yellow flower makes the ideal image for this post! Oh yes, dusting is best left to the ‘when it just must be done’ category of housework:)

  8. Al

    September 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Fantastic. I love this

  9. mixedupmeme

    September 30, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Dust if you must but your followers await
    To read and enjoy what you create
    A poem or picture that is on your blog
    Forget the housework dismiss that old slog

    • ladysighs

      September 30, 2013 at 11:18 am

      I’ve been in Meme’s house. She has definitely dismissed the housework! 🙂

  10. niasunset

    September 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Beautiful post, I loved them too. Thank you dear Sally, have a nice day, love, nia

  11. flowerpot

    September 30, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Good for Shelagh! my thoughts exactly! xx


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