Tuesday, July 24

Of Parish Life

The smiling little cottage, where at eve
He meets his rosy children at the door,
Prattling their welcomes, and his honest wife,
With good brown cake and bacon slice, intent
To cheer his hunger after labor hard:
Such is the heart, the soul, the very essence,
Of parish life: the hearth, the home, domesticity.
Thomas Chalmers 


Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday !
Is that a POEM by Chalmers?
Is there an online link?

gileskirk said...

Yes, a beautiful bit of verse. No online link that I am aware of--at least not yet. I am helping to get most of his work digitized now.