Monday, January 17, 2011

The Tides of Providence

I came across this inspirational poem today that I love so much and would love to share it with everyone. It's from a poet named Patience Strong. That is her pen name by the way. Her real name is Winifred Emma May. The poem is entitled "The Tides of Providence". Love it so much! :)  

It’s not what you gather, but what you sow,
That gives the heart a warming glow.
It’s not what you get, but what you give,
Decides the kind of life you live.

It’s not what you have,
But what you spare.
It’s not what you take,
But what you share

That pays the greater dividend
And makes you richer in the end.
It’s not what you spend upon yourself
Or hide away upon a shelf,

That brings a blessing for the day.
It’s what you scatter by the way.
A wasted effort it may seem.
But what you cast upon the stream
Comes back to you recompense
Upon the tides of providence.

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