Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Splash du Jour: Wednesday

The Courage That My Mother Had

The courage that my mother had
Went with her, and is with her still:
Rock from New England quarried;

Now granite in a granite hill.

The golden brooch my mother wore

She left behind for me to wear;

I have no thing I treasure more:

Yet, it is something I could spare.

Oh, if instead she'd left to me

The thing she took into the grave!--
That courage like a rock, which she

Has no more need of, and I have.

-- Edna St. Vincent Millay --

Have a great Wednesday!


Beth said...

I think such legacies become ours if we choose to accept and emulate them.

(I love Edna St. Vincent Millay.)

Merisi said...