Thy hidden ones (Psalm 83:3)


Blast from the past…

SPEAKZEASY

Thick green leaves from the soft brown earth

Happy springtime hath called them forth

First faint promise of summer bloom

Breathes from the fragrant. sweet perfume

UNDER THE LEAVES.

Lift them ! what marvellous beauty lies

Hidden beneath, from our thoughtless eyes

Mayflowers, rosy or purest white

Lift their cups to the sudden light

UNDER THE LEAVES

IMG_0576 under the leavesAre there no lives whose holy deeds

Seen by no eye save His who reads

Motive and action —in silence grow

Into rare beauty, and bud and blow

UNDER THE LEAVES ?

Fair white flowers of faith and trust

Springing from spirits bruised and crushed

Blossoms of love, rose-tinted and bright

Touched and painted with Heaven’s own light

UNDER THE LEAVES.

Full fresh clusters of duty borne

Fairest of all in that shadow grown

Wondrous the fragrance that sweet and rare

Comes from the flower-cups hidden there

UNDER THE LEAVES.

Though unseen by…

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