A Guest Poem

I have found that those who love
A dog, a cat, a bird, and flowers
Are usually thoughtful of
The larger need that may be ours;
Who for God’s creatures small will plan,
Will seldom wrong his fellowman.

— Edgar A. Guest

(Edgar Albert Guest was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People’s Poet. Wikipedia.   I find this poem very appropriate for my group of blogger friends.)

4 thoughts on “A Guest Poem

  1. This says a lot, doesn’t it? When I was a newly wed who hardly knew my husband, I remember the impact on me one day when he stopped the car to move a wounded bird to the side of the road so it wouldn’t get hit.

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    1. There was one of Guest’s poems on a wall at my grandmothers’ house, and my Dad had always liked it, and always joked about Edgar, a guest. Old joke, I know. I found an old book with poems about dogs, and I thought this one was fitting.

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