62|365 Froth & Bubble (3/7/11)
Ye Weary Wayfarer
by Adam Lindsay Gordan (1833-1870)
Question not, but live and labour
Till yon goal be won,
Helping every feeble neighbor,
Seeking help from none;
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
(This is the second to the last stanza of the poem. Read the entire poem at AllDownUnder)
Some days my froth and bubble comes from a bottle of bubble bath. If only courage were as easy.
In Keith’s great grandmother’s home (Eva Garee) hung a frame with the last four lines of the stanza above written in calligraphy. Apparently, it was a handmade gift from a friend. Eva had it on display at her home for many years and then her daughter, Elizabeth, had it on her wall. Keith always liked the saying and now we have it displayed in a curio cabinet.