I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤
Photo “White Sage” by Cord X. Thank you, Cord!
“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Curran
I don’t know which poem today’s quote is from but I thought it perfectly matched Cord’s beautiful white sage flower. Edwin Curran published his first book of poems in 1917. He was born in 1892, so he was 25-years old at the time. I found this first poem in that book so captivating and sweet and so full of hope that I know I’ll share more of his poetry in the future.
THE FUTURE – IF WE WIN
I leaped here out of time and saw ahead
into the years still locked and chained and still;
I leaped into that great sleep, yet still dead
And saw there all the power of the human will,
All the toil of ages gathered and unfurled
Into a thing of beauty on a glorious hill,
The Flag of The United Nations of the World!
The sea was full of ships, great argosies in white,
With sweet wines, silks, sandalwood and wheat;
The fields lay heaped in gold and far abroad
The marts of all the world wore jewels of light.
The mountains laughed and peace was in the street
And gloriously, the world was happy as God.
On still the Vison took human sense
Beyond the world and down the path of men
Thru happiness immortal, then the centuries
And on forever and forever hence
Past earth and time and space and back again,
Thru the endless joy of marvelous eternities.
-Edwin Curran, First Poems, 1917
It makes me wonder what tucked away poems are lost in time. If we live forever, will we find them all eventually and read them to each other, do you think?
Thank you dear Niki for sharing…. I’ve copied and pasted into my poetry collection file……I’ve sent you a little note to Whatapp xx
You’re very welcome, Ivor. If you click that link you’ll find the entire book. Someone kindly took a photo of every single page. He was a soldier in WWI. I can’t find much about his life, but his poems speak to my heart, 120 years later. Thank you for your note. *hugs* ♥.