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Poetry Friday: Success by Bessie Anderson

May 1st, 2009 (06:23 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Bend It Like Beckham score music

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.
- by Elisabeth-Anne "Bessie" Anderson Stanley

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Comments

Posted by: Susan Taylor Brown (susanwrites)
Posted at: May 1st, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)

Oh my grandmother had this poem on her desk. Thank you for the memory.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 1st, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)

You're welcome :)

Posted by: angelrachel (angelrachel)
Posted at: May 1st, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)

Here's some Poetry Friday news for you:

Carol Ann Duffy becomes first female poet laureate

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 1st, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)

Bookmarking to read later! Thanks!

I knew I'd hear from you today. I'm serious. I thought of you this morning, and the thought was very clear and simple - "You'll hear from (AngelRachel) today."

Posted by: angelrachel (angelrachel)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)

I am to spook. *grin*

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)

I knew it, and then I got your comment and wasn't surprised, just smiled. It was so fantastic. :)

Happy almost birthday, by the curds-and-whey! How are you doing?!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 1st, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)

That's lovely.
Jules
7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 1st, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)

:)

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