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Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle PLUS a Special Notice


I had never read the poem in its entirety. It is wonderfully written. Enjoy!

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World
William Ross Wallace (1819-1881)

      BLESSINGS on the hand of women!
        Angels guard its strength and grace.
      In the palace, cottage, hovel,
          Oh, no matter where the place;
      Would that never storms assailed it,
          Rainbows ever gently curled,
      For the hand that rocks the cradle
          Is the hand that rules the world.
    
      Infancy's the tender fountain,
          Power may with beauty flow,
      Mothers first to guide the streamlets,
          From them souls unresting grow—
      Grow on for the good or evil,
          Sunshine streamed or evil hurled,
      For the hand that rocks the cradle
          Is the hand that rules the world.
    
      Woman, how divine your mission,
          Here upon our natal sod;
      Keep—oh, keep the young heart open
          Always to the breath of God!
      All true trophies of the ages
          Are from mother-love impearled,
      For the hand that rocks the cradle
          Is the hand that rules the world.
     
      Blessings on the hand of women!
          Fathers, sons, and daughters cry,
      And the sacred song is mingled
          With the worship in the sky—
      Mingles where no tempest darkens,
          Rainbows evermore are hurled;
      For the hand that rocks the cradle
          Is the hand that rules the world.
 


The above poem can be found in:
·  Northrop, H.D. Beautiful Gems of Thought and Sentiment. Boston, MA: The Colins-Patten Co., 1890.

Posted on Poem of the Week… www.PotW.org

Special Notice

This week I received an email from a writer friend, Camille Swanson. Camille has written several books and has written about my ministry and book in a special post on her blog this past Tuesday. I was touched by her words and inspired by her application. I have often told Camille her name should be Barnabas because she is such a great natural encourager of people. If you have a moment, you might also like to check it out in the link below. Take some time to read her other pages, too. Lots to encourage you there!

Post from Tuesday, June 5, 2012:


****Have a great weekend!

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