A GOOD POEM 590
After reading Longfellow's poem,
"The Day is Done," these thoughts
crossed our mind...
We may get closer to our best selves
by reading a few lines of a good poem
than by any other means we know.
We may feel better about ourselves, our God,
and our fellowman by reading and relaxing
with a few lines of a good uplifting of poem.
We may put aside the strife and strain that
often racks the brain by reading a few lines
of an uplifting poem that encourages and
comforts our mind and soothes the soul.
We read then, these lines of Longfellow
"The poem from the treasured volume
The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice."
(Written on February 20,1979)