Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Results and Roses


The man who wants a garden fair,
or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.

The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain.
Whate'er we want of any worth
We've got to work to gain.

It matters not what goal you seek,
It's secret here reposes:
You've got to dig from week to week
To get Results or Roses.”

- Edgar Guest (1881-1959)



4 comments:

Glen Filthie said...

A warrior poet, and a philosopher Gardner. :)

Talents one seldom sees together in the same man.

LindaG said...

Great poem. And so true!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Thanks Glen. It is a splendid poem, is it not?

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Linda - I had forgotten about this poem for years, and then suddenly it just popped back into my head. I assume it was for a reason.