Thursday, July 8

Eyes and Skies!

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On Tuesday I was quite busy and knew the tide would be in at our near-by beach, so just for a change I took Freida up the lane!

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There are always so many simple, lovely things to view!

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In the hedge rows

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One of these days by James W. Foley

Say! Let's forget it! Let's put it aside!
Life is so large and the world is so wide.
Days are so short and there's so much to do,
What if it was false--there's plenty that's true.
Say! Let's forget it! Let's brush it away
Now and forever, so what do you say?
All of the bitter words said may be praise
One of these days.


Say! Let's forget it! Let's wipe off the slate,
Find something better to cherish than hate.
There's so much good in the world that we've had,
Let's strike a balance and cross off the bad.
Say! Let's forgive it, whatever it be,
Let's not be slaves when we ought to be free.
We shall be walking in sunshiny ways
One of these days.


Say! Let's not mind it! Let's smile it away,
Bring not a withered rose from yesterday;
Flowers are so fresh from the wayside and wood,
Sorrows are blessings but half understood.
Say! Let's not mind it, however it seems,
Hope is so sweet and holds so many dreams;
All of the sere fields with blossoms shall blaze
One of these days.


Say! Let's not take it so sorely to heart!
Hates may be friendships just drifted apart,
Failure be genius not quite understood,
Say! Let's get closer to somebody's side,
See what his dreams are and learn how he tried,
See if our scoldings won't give way to praise
One of these days.


Say! Let's not wither! Let's branch out and rise
Out of the byways and nearer the skies.
Let's spread some shade that's refreshing and deep
Where some tired traveler may lie down and sleep.
Say! Let's not tarry! Let's do it right now;
So much to do if we just find out how!
We may not be here to help folks or praise
One of these days.

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22 comments:

  1. Lovely views on your walk Mrs N and I love the poem. :)

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  2. Yes I have had a wander too Denise - there is plenty to look at in our countryside. Nice poem too.

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  3. Akelamalu

    yes, lovely views, great to get out and get stuff in perspective.

    Weaver

    Poem is amazing! Have been reading some new stuff of late so I thought I would share, being the good lass I am! lol!

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  4. I was doing this with the dogs on Monday, just looking at the stuff growing in the hedgerows, but I forgot my camera, derr... I like the poem, I have not heard it before.

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  5. Kath

    Thanks - I often think of my blogging friends being out with their dogs whilst I am out walking with Freida! x

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  6. You can't waste a beautiful day - summer can be so transient in UK. Gorgeous photos!

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  7. This post is so 'you' Denice: capturing so many things in one day. . .and sharing with us. Thanks!

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  8. Love the four legged friends, the beautiful flowers, exquisite colors and lovely skies! All the things that make life so worth living! Have a great day, Denise! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  9. That looks like such a lovely walk :-)

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  10. Fantastic shots and beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. What a great capture in the first photo. I love the composition of it. Well done indeed.

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  12. Eyes ... skies ... posies ... poetry ... all divine!

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  13. I live in sprawling suburbia. These images are calm and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great poem! Was hoping to see a photo of FREIDA.

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  15. You took so many great pictures! Love the horse-eye-view.

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  16. What a great sentiment going into the weekend! Your pics are great. Cows and horses have such gorgeous eyes. I love wandering with the camera.

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  17. love the poem! and the eyes too! :)

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  18. Wonderful views and a lovely poem to match :)

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  19. Beautiful animals and poem.

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  20. We saw some beautiful wheat fields this week. And I adore wild roses. The scent is incomparable.

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  21. i love the poem and the photos too.

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  22. As we say, in french:"t'as de beaux yeux, tu sais!"
    (It's a private joke, a quote from a famous movie: Quai des brumes" in which Jean gabin says that to Michèle Morgan- because they felt in love.

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