To a Young Lady


    SWEET stream, that winds through yonder glade,
    Apt emblem of a virtuous maid —
    Silent and chaste she steals along,
    Far from the world’s gay busy throng:
    With gentle yet prevailing force,
    Intent upon her destined course;
    Graceful and useful all she does,
    Blessing and blest where’er she goes;
    Pure-bosom’d as that watery glass,
    And Heaven reflected in her face.

    William Cowper (1731-1800)


6 thoughts on “To a Young Lady

  1. Lovely poem, Laird.
    Hope you are enjoying 2007, so glad to "see you".
    your NC friend,

  2. I just stopped by to say hi and thanks for your comment on my space.  Cheers.

  3. Hi Laird,  I just stopped by for a visit.  I don\’t feel like doing much else, cause I\’ve caught a cold.  And I didn\’t even do anything noble like you did to earn yours.  Oh Well,  Have a nice day, Ron

  4. Good Morning mi Laird….
    Just a quick run in afore I run out to work… hope alls well in the castle. Hopefully next week might actually get a chance to comment properly when some kind of normality comes back into mi
    hope you had a great start to the new year, love the poem btw…
    have a lovely day
    hugs you
    Eth 🙂 xxx

    \’Tis you!  says I.  And just as I thought, you are positively dashing!  I\’ve always enjoyed visiting, you are just as I imagined you to be!  A classy, yet dashing hippie!  (grin)  Have a great day, dear one!

  6. Greetings from Africa – which today is rather hot and decidedly ‘pregnant’ with humidity, but then it is to be expected for it is summer.
    Enjoyed the poem…..Be well,

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