Linny t's Work of our Hands

"And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. " KJV

A poem by May Sarton

I read this quote in the Crazy Quilters Club May 2010 Newsletter.  I wanted to keep track of it, so I'm posting it here to share.

"I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away and like a tree that sows seeds every spring and never counts the loss, because it is not loss, it is adding to future life.  It is the tree's way of being.  Strongly rooted, perhaps, but spilling its treasure on the wind."  May Sarton

I think it is absolutely lovely.

Here is a link to all her poems

Here is a quote of hers I found while looking at her poetry.

The woman who needs to create works of art is born with a kind of psychic tension in her which drives her unmercifully to find a way to balance, to make herself whole. Every human being has this need:...
May Sarton (b. 1912), U.S. poet, novelist. Hilary Stevens, in Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, pt. 2 (1965).




Published Mon, Jul 26 2010 10:41 PM by Linny t
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# re: A poem by May Sarton@ Monday, July 26, 2010 11:16 PM

thanks linny, that is so well put. i like to ponder the things i am leaving my grandkids  that enriches their lives,  no one will remember just who we are inside, except those who knew us, but i try to leave a little of myself with them, hoping they will remember and pass it on to their grandkids     gini

by gini

# re: A poem by May Sarton@ Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:00 AM

Linny Thanks for sharing.  I very much hope that when I go to my reward that I will be able to say that I touched others hearts and that I left something behind that makes someone else's life better.

by Nana