Poem by Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)




I Meant to Do My Work To-Day

 

I meant to do my work to-day -

   But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
   And all the leaves were calling me.

 

And the wind went sighing over the land,
   Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand -
   So what could I do but laugh and go?

 

 

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Written on 2021-01-10 at 00:01

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I agree with Jim.
2021-01-12


Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
I love how he makes an excuse not to work
2021-01-11


jim The PoetBay support member heart!
This is sweet and gentle and much appreciated.
2021-01-10