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My Wish For You

A dear friend gave me a book mark with this poem on it. I had never seen it before, and I found myself greatly moved. I hope you like it, too.

This is My Wish for You

That the spirit of beauty
may continually hover about you
and fold you close within
the tenderness of her wings.

That each beautiful
and gracious thing in life
May be unto you as a symbol
of good for your soul’s delight.

That sun-glories
and star-glories,
Leaf-glories and bark-glories,
Flower-glories
and glories that lurk
in the grasses of the field . . . .
Glories of mountains and oceans,
of little streams of running waters
Glories of song
of poesy,
of all the arts. . .

May be to you as sweet
abiding influences
That will illumine your life
and make you glad.

That your soul may be
as an alabaster cup
Filled to overflowing
With the mystical wine
of beauty and love.

That happiness may
put her arms around you,
And wisdom make
your soul serene.

This is my wish for you.

By Charles Livingston Snell (1914)

January 1, 2008 - Posted by | Friends & Friendship, Poetry/Literature

10 Comments »

  1. Happy new year ;p

    That happiness may
    put her arms around you,
    And wisdom make
    your soul serene.

    I love that part,

    Comment by Blue Dress | January 1, 2008 | Reply

  2. a delightful read : ) happy new year :*

    Comment by vixenfatale | January 1, 2008 | Reply

  3. Wishing you an exciting and thrilling New year 2008(and for the years to come!) 😀

    Comment by Joel | January 1, 2008 | Reply

  4. Happy new year :*

    Comment by chikapappi | January 1, 2008 | Reply

  5. beautiful! Have a great new year full of love and happiness!

    Comment by Amu | January 1, 2008 | Reply

  6. I think you would love my serene wise friend, Blue Dress.

    Glad you liked it, Vixenfatale!

    And to you, Joel!

    Happy New Year, Chicki!

    We all wish you the same, Amu.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 1, 2008 | Reply

  7. That sun-glories
    and star-glories,
    Leaf-glories and bark-glories,
    Flower-glories
    and glories that lurk
    in the grasses of the field . . . .
    Glories of mountains and oceans,
    of little streams of running waters
    Glories of song
    of poesy,
    of all the arts. . .

    I Liked this part .. it`s so nice ..

    I got touched by the pome .. very worm wishes 🙂

    Comment by الخيلاء | January 1, 2008 | Reply

  8. Thank you, Al5eyla, and don’t you think we could add desert-glories, and Gulf-fishing glories? 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 2, 2008 | Reply

  9. Happy New Year 😀

    Comment by kinano | January 2, 2008 | Reply

  10. Happy New Year, Kinan, and I am happy to see you!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 2, 2008 | Reply


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