Tuesday, October 11, 2011

POEM #12 - Julia Carney (1823-1908)

One of my favorite children's poems. How those little things and little moments add up to make our days, our years, definitely our character! It's also the little things, the kindnesses that make a family a loving group of people or the lack thereof that creates strife. Here's a picture of the two to whom Nathan and I are teaching the "little things:" (They are making their weird grimace faces. This comes from stupid mommies taking pictures with her back (and their eyes) to the sun!)

Little Things

Little drops of water,
Little drains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the beauteous land.

And the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

So our little errors
Lead the soul away,
From the paths of virtue
Into sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden,
Like the heaven above.

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