Leaves of Life - November 23

NOVEMBER TWENTY-THIRD 

  • Thomas Tallis died 1585.
  • Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire, fourteenth President United States, born 1804.
  • Marie Bashkirtseff born 1860.

Asleep, awake, by night or day,

The friends I seek are seeking me;

No word can drive my bark astray,

Nor change the tide of destiny.

The stars come nightly to the sky,

The tidal wave unto the sea;

Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,

Can keep my own away from me.

—John Burroughs.

 

If a man could make a single rose we would give him an empire; yet flowers no less beautiful are scattered in profusion over the world, and no one regards them.

—Martin Luther.

 

Let patience have its perfect work.

—James 1. 4.

 

My Creator, may I remember that after thou didst create the earth thou didst say it was good. May I love the fragrance and beauty of the flowers which were made to nourish the soul, and the fruits and herbs which were made to nourish the body. May my song of thanksgiving be new every morning, as I awake in the abundance of what thou hast prepared. Amen.

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