Happy Sunday! Did you know today is absurdity day so do something silly. The 21st is World Hello day so go out and say hello to people. The 22nd is Go for a Ride day so explore. The 23rd is National Espresso day so fix yourself a fabulous cup. The 24th is Thanksgiving so eat lots of turkey. The 25th is either Black Friday or Buy nothing day so do or don’t, it’s up to you. Whispers – go buy lots of things. *wink* We are celebrating this week in our household too with my sister and brother in law’s 44th anniversary, hubby’s brother’s 67th birthday, my 63rd birthday, plus Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for.
A Song for Merry Harvest
Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep its fullest, loudest string.
The bee below, the bird above, are teaching us to sing
A song for merry harvest; and the one who will not bear
His grateful part partakes a boon he ill deserves to share.
The grasshopper is pouring forth his quick and trembling notes;
The laughter of the gleaner’s child, the heart’s own music floats.
Up! up! I say, a roundelay from every voice that lives
Should welcome merry harvest, and bless the God that gives.
The buoyant soul that loves the bowl may see the dark grapes shine,
And gems of melting ruby deck the ringlets of the vine;
Who prizes more the foaming ale may gaze upon the plain,
And feast his eye with yellow hops and sheets of bearded grain;
The kindly one whose bosom aches to see a dog unfed
May bend the knee in thanks to see the ample promised bread.
Awake, then, all! ’tis Nature’s call, and every voice that lives
Shall welcome merry harvest, and bless the God that gives.
A to Z and Back Again Letter and Word of the Week are F and Foresight.
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