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Please No Empty Room

Let not my heart become in my old age
"An empty room, cobwebbed, and comfortless"
But an open sunny porch, a welcome sage
A loving heart to those in distress

Let not my pain sabotage my soft heart
Let me remain a gentle, kind spirit
Writing a course of good 'pon my sea chart
Let love from heart's depths to God submit

Enjoining to You  oh Holy Spirit
Flow through me like a circuit open ended
This vessel delights in your benefits
Let the love seed grow with fastest speed

Let my heart not be controlled by body's pain
Fill my heart with Thy love 'til it can't contain  

"An empty room, cobwebbed, and comfortless" 
Direct quote from Edna St. Vincent Millay
It was in more than one of her works..

Copyright © Sara Kendrick

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 8:29:00 PM
    This moved me very deeply. The spiritual blend of expressing how the burdens of life can affect us in the later years. Magnificent. The first stanza the most a stunning for me. :) I would love th have this as a daily inspiration. I will be putting it in my favs

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:51:00 PM
    Thank you for telling of this quote and Person Sara I shall look her up.. have enjoyed my time here take care Joe..)

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Wishing you the joy of gaining your wishes, lovely homage to one of my favorite poets, Sara, good work.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Nicely written on this wonderful poem Sara. Hope all is well with you and your family. We are finally getting spring and it is nice to see the sun shining. It has been one of the dreary winters without much sun. Have not been on the soup a lot and seem to be in a writing slump. Take care. love phyl

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Amin Sara to your inspiring rhythm... It's really a must enjoy... I love it thoroughly and Fave....~A.O

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 12:46:00 AM
    this is such a lovely and spiritual idea for your sonnet. The poet's lines were very inspiring for you.

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 10:15:00 PM
    Another lovely peaceful one to call it a nite with Sara...good nite...

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 9:28:00 PM
    My late father used to quote from Millay. We must "Love one another or die" as you show so well in this work. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:03:00 PM
    Excellent Sara: Your sunny porch is showing. Light to your path SuZ

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Sara Millay was 'supposed' to be somehow tied to my Mom's side of the family, perhaps a lover? Anyway Thanks for reading my verses. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 5:53:00 PM
    You have written an ingenious write my friend! I am thoroughly impressed by your expressive work here Sara! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem! What a terrific piece, Great Work!!