Monday, 20 October 2008

Where is Heaven?

Monday Poetry

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be quiet, alone, with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes people happy, amidst the simple beauty of Nature."

My friend Andrea posted this beautiful quote by Anne Frank which has inspired me to post the following beautiful poem :o)

Where is Heaven?
Where is Heaven? Is it not
Just a friendly garden plot,
Walled with stone and roofed by sun,
Where the days pass one by one
Not too fast and not too slow,
Looking backward as they go
At the beauties left behind
To transport the pensive mind.

Does not Heaven begin that day
When the eager heart can say,
Surely God is in this place,
I have seen Him face to face
In the loveliness of flowers
In the service of showers,
And His voice has talked to me
In the sunlit apple tree.

Bliss Carman