Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another Poem

Speak Gently
By David Bates
Speak gently; it is better far,
To rule by love than fear;
Speak gently; let no harsh word mar
The good we may do here.

Speak gently to the young, for they
Will have enough to bear;
Pass through this life as best they may,
'Tis full of anxious care.

Speak gently to the aged one,
Grieve not the careworn heart
Whose sands of life are nearly run;
Let such in peace depart.

Speak gently to the erring; know
They must have toiled in vain;
Perchance unkindness made them so;
Oh, win them back again!

Speak gently; 'tis a little thing
Dropped in the heart's deep well;
The good, the joy, that it may bring,
Eternity shall tell.



  1. Hi Livvy,
    This is a beautiful poem. Poetry is one of my favorite studies in literature.

    I am missing you all dearly...!
    Hope to see y'all soon.

  2. What a wonderfull poem! Who wrote it? By the way, my blog is about to change to invited readers only because of an adoption scam. If you want to continue following it, you can leave your e-mail address on the post called Bad news, and I'll send you an invitation.

  3. Hum. This is a lesson I am learning. Speaking gently is a goal well worth attempting to gain.

  4. Hello All!

    Sarah B.
    Poetry is one of my favorites, too! Strange how we've never talked about it before now...
    We're missing y'all dreadfully!! Not a day goes by that we don't think of y'all and wish we were doing something together!
    We'll have to see about getting this problem fixed. :)
    BTW, have you seen this yet?

    With love,

    The poem was written by David Bates. Thank you for informing me about your blog, I went ahead and left a comment so you should see it soon.
    Hope this thing gets cleared up soon!

    I agree, it's a trait everyone should try to possess. I, also, am working on this.
    Thanks for the comment!


  5. Livvy:
    BTW, have you seen this yet?

    Sarah: Looks interesting Liv!All have to show it to the rest of my family and see what they say.