For this week’s edition of Monday Morning Poetry, I’ve selected two short poems that tugged at my heart this morning. Here they are.
The Morning After Death – Emily Dickinson
The bustle in a house
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth, —
The sweeping up the heart,
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again
Four Things – Henry Van Dyke
Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his record true:
To think without confusion clearly;
To love his fellow-men sincerely;
To act from honest motives purely;
To trust in God and Heaven securely.