Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Tapestry of Life

Happy Valentine's Day! But I can't post about it because I don't know what will happen yet! Soooo...Here
is a post that I previously did back in the fall- This is my first time to participate in "Sunday Favorites"! Thanks to Chari at "Happy To Design" for this opportunity! 

"Life is a song we must sing with our days, A poem with meaning more than words can say;A painting with colors no rainbow can tell, A lyric that rhymes either heaven or hell.The pain and the longing, the joy and the moments of life,Are the rhythm and rhyme, The free verse of the poem of life." -Michael Card

 The patter of rain on the roof,
The glint of the sun on a rose;

Of life, these are the warp and the woof,
The weaving that everyone knows.
Now grief with its consequent tear,
Now joy with its luminous smile;
The days are the threads of the year-
Is what I am weaving worthwhile?
What pattern have I on my loom?
Shall my bit of tapestry please?
Am I working with gray threads of gloom?
Is there faith in the figures I seize?
When my fingers are lifeless and cold,
And the threads I no longer can weave,
Shall there be there for men to behold
One sign of the things I believe?
God sends me the gray days and the rare,
The threads from His bountiful skein,
And many, as sunshine, are fair.
And some are as dark as the rain.
And I think as I toil to express
My life through the days slipping by,
Shall my tapestry prove a success?
What sort of a weaver am I?
Am I making the most of the red
And the bright strands of luminous gold?
Or blotting them out with the thread
By which all men's failure is told?
Am I picturing life as despair,
As a thing men shudder to see,
Or weaving a bit that is fair
That shall stand as the record of me?
"The Weaver" by Edgar Guest

Again, Happy Valentine's Day!

Have a Sweet Day!


  1. Hi Lisa...

    My friend, I'm so happy to have you join us for Sunday Favorites...Welcome!!!

    What a lovely post to certainly deserves a second showing! I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the first part of your post...the song by Michael Card! I love all of Michael Card's music...he is such a gifted and talented singer and songwriter! My brother used to sing many of his songs at out church! Hmmm...just brought back alot of sweet memories for me! Anyway, I also really enjoyed all the beautiful photos of the weaving and tapestries...beautiful!!! "Thought provoking" post, my dear friend! Thank you again, for sharing it with us for Sunday Favorites!!! And...thank you so much for the sweet Valentine's Day well wishes!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, Lisa!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  2. I have friends who own looms and USE them for real weaving - - - I admire their handiwork.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. I love the "The glint of the sun on a rose" picture. Where did you find it? Wonderful verse below it. Thanks for sharing!