Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Meant To Do My Work Today

I Meant To Do My Work Today
by- Richard Le Gallienne

I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand--
So what could I do but laugh and go?

14 comments:

Becca said...

What a beautiful poem!

Barbara said...

Becca- It's exactly how I feel today.

TheChicGeek said...

Beautiful poem, Barbara.
I meant to do my work today too, but too many fun, fun things just got in the way. You know what they say, got to stop and smell the roses :)
Have a Wonderful Day!

Barbara said...

TheChicGeek- At my age, I prefer the fun things, and take all the time I need, to do as many as I can.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Love that poem. It does not take much to waylay me with special things or even the need for a nap. It reminds me of the poem Song For a Fifth Child. I just don't get stuck on stuff.

suZen said...

I'm so easily distracted I sometimes think I'm mentally deranged! Amazing how I can sit and write tho - for hours and hours and zone out the world. Just don't let me get up for a bathroom break...........I may not make it back!

Barbara said...

Lea- I'll check out Song For A Fifth Child.

Barbara said...

SuZen- When I was a young mother, I could never have the luxury of zoning out. Now that I'm retired, I take great pleasure in the art of relaxation.

Literary Nut said...

Wow, I really liked that poem. It describes how I felt today too! Hope it was a great one for you!

Barbara said...

Literary Nut- Glad you like it. Blessings.

cherokeefox said...

Nice and fitting for what a lot of us feel this time of year. But, the warm weather is approaching quickly and getting me in the mood to actually do some things. I started my little container garden yesterday.

Barbara said...

CherokeeFox- I love container gardening. I do alot of it on my patio to add life and color.

scb said...

I came across your blog while searching for the words to that very poem -- and I was delighted to find that your blog speaks of serenity and peace and joy, the very things that I seek on my own blog, http://serenityathome.blogspot.com

I will visit here again!

Mary Rush said...

It was a miracle I came upon this site. Years ago I found a greeting card on which the cover pictured a little girl sitting in an apple tree reading a book, and birds were sitting on the branches. Inside was the first verse of "I Meant to Do My Work..." I framed the cover along side the verse and hung it in my kitchen, as a reminder, to take the time to find a place of serenity, in my case a wooden swing on chains at the end of my garden. After the usual hectic, busy time of raising three children and working, I'm now retired and today while re-framing the card, I took note of the name of the author, got on line, and here I am. What a wonderful place to be! Thank you! Mary