I’d Leave

Still Life (Vase with Flowers on the Window). Paul Gauguin. 1881.


I’d Leave

Andrew Lang


I’d leave all the hurry,

the noise and the fray

For a house full of books

and a garden of flowers.


Abraham Cowley says it even better in his poem “The Wish.” “Ere I descend to the grave/ May I a small house and large garden have!/ And a few friends, and many books, both true,/ Both wise and both delightful too!”

3 thoughts on “I’d Leave”

    1. I am glad a little art and poetry helped brighten your day. Sometimes it’s just what I need to lift my heart.

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