BLESSÈD REST

 

As I press upon the page
Fortune lifts that old adage:
"He who sows, let the sower reap"
(And let him catch a little sleep)
For nowhere was it ever said
"He who reaps, let him go to bed"
Each man works, and on rolls the sun
Counting the weeks for everyone
And when the week at last is through
Then rest we may, a day or two
Then work again:  reaping and reaping
With never enough time for sleeping
So as upon this page I press
I hope this day be blessed for rest.

 

---jrw
9-22-95