Inspirational, Parenting

Poetry…Tasha Tudor and Parenting…

I have been reading and watching anything I can get my hands on relating to Tasha Tudor.  Last night we watched, Take Joy!, a video about her everyday life.  She uses favorite quotes throughout her books and videos and in the midst of searching for this particular poem she made reference to:

I Come in the Little Things  
I come in the little things, Saith the Lord:
Not borne on morning wings
Of majesty, but I have set My Feet
Amidst the delicate and bladed wheat
That springs triumphant in the furrowed sod.
There do I dwell, in weakness and in power;
Not broken or divided, saith our God!
In your strait garden plot I come to flowers
About your porch My Vine,
Meek, fruitful, doth entwine;
Waits, at the threshold, Love’s appointed hour.
I come in the little things, Saith the Lord:
Yea! on the glancing wings
Of eager birds, the softly pattering feet
Of furred and gentle beasts, I come to meet
Your hear and wayward heart. In brown bright eyes
That peep from out the brake, I stand confest.
On every nest
Where feathery Patience is content to brood
And leaves her pleasure for the high emprize
Of motherhood —
There doth My Godhead rest.I come in the little things, Saith the Lord:
My starry wings I do forsake,
Love’s highway of humility to take:
Meekly I fit my stature to your need.
In beggar’s part
About your gates I shall not cease to plead —
As man, to speak with man —
Till by such art
I shall achieve My Immemorial Plan,
Pass the low lintel of the human heart.

~Evelyn Underhill


I found this one:

 To All Parents

“I’ll lend you for a little while a child of mine” he said.”For you to love while she’s alive and mourn when she is dead.”

“It may be six or seven years or twenty two or three, but will you ’til I call on her take care of her for me?”

“She’ll bring her charms to gladden you and if her stay is brief, you’ll
have her lovely memory as solace for your grief.”

“I can’t promise she will stay, as all from earth return, but there are
lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.”

“I’ve looked the wide world over and in my search for teachers true,
and from the throng that crowd life’s lanes, I have chosen you.”

“Now will you give her all the love – not think the labor vain, nor hate me when I come to call and take her back again?”

“I fancied that I heard them say, Dear Lord they will be done, for all
the joy this child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.”

“We’ll shower her with tenderness and love her while we may, and for the happiness we have known, now in our hearts she’ll stay.”

~Author Unknown

This last one isn’t a poem Tasha Tudor quoted in any of her books or videos.  Just one I found while I was searching this site for poems she has made reference to. 

Have a wonderful day!

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