Thursday, March 4, 2010

Life Has Lovliness To Sell

That is my theme for March.
It is the title of my new favorite poem by Sara Teasdale.
I heard it from my biology teacher, Prof Black.
He's seriously the greatest teacher.
He teaches things that really matter...like birds, bats, bears, cats, sharks, trees, etc...
He doesn't care if we learn about mitosis or chromosomes.
Which I'm totally cool with cause I was DREADING taking Biology.
I couldn't have picked a better teacher to make me want to go to class and learn.
I'm actually retaining the things I know. I now know how birds can fly. I now know the difference between a bat wing and a bird wing. I now know why bears can hibernate. It's pretty cool.
Anyways, I'm digressing. But Prof Black always gives us cool things like poems, lyrics, videos, etc that really enrich our lives. We sing in class alll the time...it's awesome!
Recently he gave us this poem and I fell in love with it.
I now need to memorize it! It goes like this.


Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things;
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children's faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.



Life has loveliness to sell;
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And, for the Spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Give all you have for loveliness;
Buy it, and never count the cost!
For one white, singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost;
And for a breath of ecstasy,
Give all you have been, or could be.

So that's my theme for this month.
Life has loveliness to sell.
So true.
Time to shop.

2 comments:

Kevin & Ashley said...

Cute! DANG GIRL I am jealous of your BIO class! That wouldn't be bad at all! I had a few hundred students in my bio class...big ol' lecture room in the JSB...jealous hah and that poem is cute. LOve how you say "Time to shop." Haha

Kell said...

I love that poem Kayc! And I love that you're doing a monthly theme. Love love it. Love love you! You're birthday's coming up. I'm excited. You're great!!! :)