Thursday, 21 August 2014

Peace, pace, Paix

My poem for the day is by William Cowper (1731 - 1800). He was an English poet who was very popular in his day. He wrote about the beauty of the English countryside. In this verse he mentions peace. He's talking about inner peace here and how much it helps us to see the beauty in nature and all around us. We all know peace is a greatly sought after state, both spiritually and between people. we all know that it is difficult to achieve. It requires discipline, and self-control and persistence. Peace should never be confused with complacency or smugness. I didn't mean to go off on a tangent there, so here is the poem to lighten your day.

When all within is peace,
How nature seems to smile!
Delights that never cease,
The live-long day beguile.

There we are, short but sweet !!

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