I Walked A Mile

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I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Browning Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.”  It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say: 

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”

I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure!  Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!

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Spring’s Sweet Nectar

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge #19

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s word: hover

Antonyms: settle, sink

Spring's Sweet Nectar

Young child watches

in wondrous awe

as the hummingbirds hover

to drink in the joy

of Spring’s sweet nectar

that caused the warmth

of the sun to settle

in his heart while

listening to the angels

sing Heaven’s lullaby.

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