Thursday, February 12, 2009

Prayer For This House

May nothing evil cross this door.
And may ill-fortunes never pry
about these windows; may the roar
and rains go by.

Strengthened by faith, the rafters will
withstand the battering of the storm.
This hearth, though all the world grow chill
will keep you warm.

Peace shall walk softly through these rooms,
touching your lips with holy wine,
till every casual corner blooms
into a shrine.

Laughter shall drown the raucous shout
and, though the sheltering walls are thin,
may they be strong enough to keep hate out
and hold love in.
-Louis Untermeyer
God bless you, Diane


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The importance of keeping love in and hate out of our homes.Thanks for this verse.

Laurie said...

How beautiful Diane! I love this.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is all anyone can ask for, isn't it Diane? Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and weekend. We're off for a couple of days to do some 'waterfalling.'


Jayne said...

How very lovely Diane. :c)

Jill said...

A wonderful verse Diane. I hope the laughter stays within your walls.

Denise said...

Beautiful poem......... Guard our hearts and guard our homes.......