GIGA THE MOST EXTENSIVE
COLLECTION OF
QUOTATIONS
ON THE INTERNET
Google
Search GIGA
Loading
Home
Page
GIGA
Quotes
Biographical
Name Index
Chronological
Name Index
Topic
List
Reading
List
Site
Notes
Varying Hare
Books
Crossword
Solver
Anagram
Solver
Subanagram
Solver
TOPICS:          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
PEOPLE:    #   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


SARAH DOUDNEY
English novelist
(1843 - 1926)

The mill will never grind with the water that is past.
      - [Proverbs]

Listen to the Water-Mill:
  Through the live-long day
    How the clicking of its wheel
      Wears the hours away!
        Languidly the Autumn wind
          Stirs the forest leaves,
            From the field the reapers sing
              Binding up their sheaves:
                And a proverb haunts my mind
                  As a spell is cast,
                    "The mill cannot grind
                      With the water that is past."
      - Lesson of the Water-Mill [Past]

I send thee pansies while the year is young,
  Yellow as sunshine, purple as the night;
    Flowers of remembrance, ever fondly sung
      By all the chiefest of the Sons of Light;
        And if in recollection lives regret
          For wasted days and dreams that were not true,
            I tell thee that the "pansy freak'd with jet"
              Is still the heart's ease that the poets knew
                Take all the sweetness of a gift unsought,
                  And for the pansies send me back a thought.
      - Pansies [Pansies]

But the waiting time, my brothers,
  Is the hardest time of all.
      - Psalms of Life--The Hardest Time of All
        [Patience]


 WWW.GIGA-USA.COM     Back to Top of Page 
The GIGA name and the GIGA logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
GIGA-USA and GIGA-USA.COM are servicemarks of the domain owner.
Copyright © 1999-2013 John C. Shepard. All Rights Reserved.
Last Revised: 2013 March 16
Click > HERE < to report errors

Buy a good book from
Varying Hare Books