Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy October

      October First

      Beautiful child, may'st thou soar above,
      A warbling cherub of joy and love;
      A drop on eternity's mighty sea,
      A blossom of life's immortal tree;
      Floating, flowering forevermore,
      In the blessed light of the golden shore.
      And as I gaze on thy sinless bloom
      And thy radiant face, they dispel my gloom;
      I feel He will keep thee undefiled,
      And His love protect my beautiful child.

-- W. A. H. Sigourney

From A Mother's Year.  compiled by Helen Russ Stough.
New York:  Fleming H. Revell Co., 1905.


Anonymous said...

What a sweet poem! I can't believe it's October already, it's been so unusually HOT here - but looking forward to all the holidays to come :)

Elyse said...

lovely ~

happy october!