Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When voices of children are heard on the green
And laughing is heard on the hill,
My heart is at rest within my breast
And everything else is still.

'Then come home, my children, the sun is gone down
And the dews of night arise;
Come, come, leave off play, and let us away
Till the morning appears in the skies.'

'No, no, let us play, for it is yet day
And we cannot go to sleep;
Besides, in the sky, the little birds fly
And the hills are all covered with sheep.'



'Well, well, go & play till the light fades away
And then go home to bed.'
The little ones leaped & shouted & laugh'd
And all the hills echoed.


-- William Blake, Nurse's Song

16 comments:

Liesl said...

You live in a great place to safely bring up your children! That pic is so peaceful.

Evi said...

Trop joli cette berseuse. J'essaie d'entendre la mélodie.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful scenery and great poetry Allison.
Costas

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Whimsical and heartfelt poetry this morning Allison. Your photos are gorgeous! :)

texwisgirl said...

Can't wait until your little ones (and not so little ones) are gallivanting all over this place! :)

Linda said...

Lovely and perfect.

Ola said...

pretty spring around!

Judy said...

Oh my Allison, what a beautiful photo and as always I enjoy the poetry! I can picture children, your children, running up and down these beautiful hills.

Meg said...

That is such a sweet little song. Reminds me of my kiddos not wanting to come in for dinner. :)

Eyeliquor said...

Nice photograph!
Well done!

Dawn said...

lovely...i want to roll down that hill! I really do:)

Meg said...

Just read your comment - Ritz is a staple in our house too! ;) I hope the grocery list helps you out! I'm so glad you stopped by today. The bad thing about not posting often is I don't hear from you. Maybe there really IS a Cali-Switz vibe.

Out on the prairie said...

A lovely memory. We move up one hour this weekend.

Trisha said...

This is why I have to visit Switzerland! What a beautiful shot :) I like what Dawn said...I want to roll down those hills too!!

Randy said...

That is so beautiful. I would love to walk in an area like this. Have a happy Wednesday!

Southern Lady said...

I haven't been on in a couple of days. I love your last few posts. Did you say you were building a house? I can't wait to hear more. Hope you and your precious family are doing well! Carla