Thursday, May 25, 2006

Poetry Thursday- Earth is Enough

We are leaving tomorrow for our mountain retreat/retirement home. We have been stressed fixing up our home to sell and fixing up our dream home to live in. I came across this poem and it was screaming at me! This man lived in the area we are moving to in 1875...freaky :)

Earth is Enough

We men of Earth have here the stuff
Of Paradise- we have enough!
We need no other thing to build
The stairs into the Unfulfilled-
No other ivory for the doors-
No other marble for the floors-
No other cedar for the beam
And dome of man's immortal dream.
Here on the paths of everyday-
Here on the common human way
Is all the stuff the god's would take
To build a Heaven, to mold and make
New Edens. Ours the stuff sublime
To build Eternity in Time!

Edwin Markham


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Hope you have a relaxing time away!

paris parfait said...

This is beautiful - and how can a wonderful home at Lake Tahoe not be beautiful, too? It is eerie that the poet lived in the same area; perhaps it's kismet. Enjoy your time soaking up the beauty and majesty of the area! Will be looking forward to reading about your good times!

Bedazzzled1 said...

Ah, a much-needed respite from the busyness. I do hope you have a weekend filled with contentment.

Even though Markham spoke 100 years ago, his words ring true today. How interesting you found a poem of his.

Nikki Ü

emmapeelDallas said...

It sounds terrific, and I love the poem! I look forward to hearing more about all of this next week.



Deb R said...

I like the poem and the coincidence about him having lived in the same area you're moving to is wild!

Adrift At Sea said...

Sounds like a good plan for a long weekend. Enjoy... see you when you get back.

Tabor said...

Ah, this must be an 'omen'...;-)

Chris said...

Great poem. You two have fun in the mountains!

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MissTaken said...

This my first time visiting your blog, but it won't be my last. :)
There are two things about your writing that makes me want to read more of it: your fearless honesty and your abundant love for life and anything it throws at you.
Keep writing.

MissTaken said...

Oops. Should have proofread. Still mean what I said, though. :D

abhay k said...

I am so happy to read this poem as it fills me with a sense of hope that we can still build heaven on earth despite trying times.I loved these words "all the stuff the god's would take
To build a Heaven, to mold and make
New Edens. Ours the stuff sublime
To build Eternity in Time!"
Thanks for sharing it...