Welcome to Poetry in the Evening.
I am on a nature walk along the Vancouver Seawall with a poem by Mary Jo Malo.
Please join me in reciting “Not What” by poet, Mary Jo Malo.
Who spoke into being lily, sparrow, redwood tree and galaxies? Who lavishes light upon our eyes and deepens shadow for rest at night? Who cries out wisdom, the way of love? Who liberates the heart with law? Who calls each one by our secret name that none but Him has ever heard? Who is and has the first and last? Not what, but who. Undying Word Mary Jo Malo
Seeking For Happiness By Ella Wheeler Wilcox – Rebecca's Reading Room
S2 E13: Seeking For Happiness By Ella Wheeler Wilcox Seeking for happiness we must go slowly; The road leads not down avenues of haste; But often gently winds through by ways lowly, Whose hidden pleasures are serene and chaste Seeking for happiness we must take heed Of simple joys that are not found in speed. Eager for noon-time's large effulgent splendour, Too oft we miss the beauty of the dawn, Which tiptoes by us, evanescent, tender, Its pure delights unrecognised till gone. Seeking for happiness we needs must care For all the little things that make life fair. Dreaming of future pleasures and achievements We must not let to-day starve at our door; Nor wait till after losses and bereavements Before we count the riches in our store. Seeking for happiness we must prize this – Not what will be, or was, but that which IS. In simple pathways hand in hand with duty (With faith and love, too, ever at her side), May happiness be met in all her beauty The while we search for her both far and wide. Seeking for happiness we find the way Doing the things we ought to do each day. Photography and poetry recitation by Rebecca Budd Music by Gavin Luke “All That You Will Be” #EpidemicSound https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/PbIHP0zsMX/ Location: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus