Window, Singing and A Poem

12 Mar

1   Getting held up in the traffic on the way to singing in Penryn this morning allowed me to get a photo of this lovely old window in Ponsanooth.

Stained glass window in Ponsanooth

Stained glass window in Ponsanooth

2   L, who moved to Glasgow, visited choir this morning with her lovely boys. We sang the little one to sleep in M’s arms.

Sleeping Choir baby

Sleeping Choir baby

3   With all the daffodils that we see as we drive around Cornwall at the moment and that I have been showing you, I thought this poem a good one to share.

To Daffodils

By Robert Herrick

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
         You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
         Has not attain’d his noon.
                        Stay, stay,
                Until the hasting day
                        Has run
                But to the even-song;
And, having pray’d together, we
Will go with you along.
We have short time to stay, as you,
         We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay,
         As you, or anything.
                        We die
                As your hours do, and dry
                Like to the summer’s rain;
Or as the pearls of morning’s dew,
Ne’er to be found again.




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6 responses to “Window, Singing and A Poem

  1. Shelagh

    March 13, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Glad you said it is blue. Looks black in the photo. Must be wonderful inside with the sun shining through.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 13, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Yes, I would love to see it from inside. 🙂

  2. grandfathersky

    March 13, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Daffodils are like promises of sun, after the cleansing of winter…

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      That is such a beautiful way of looking at them. I just love daffodils! 🙂

  3. Shelagh

    March 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    I am thinking that lovely window is etched, rather than stained, glass. Love the Herrick poem.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 12, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      I agree, etched in the middle but the blue is stained and the corners stained and etched. The blue doesn’t show up too well in my photo. Pretty, isn’t it? 🙂


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