BEAUTY IN COMMON THINGS -— Minot J. Savage.

BEAUTY IN COMMON THINGS

Seek not far for beauty. Lo! It glows
.In dew-wet grasses all about thy feet;
In birds, in sunshine, childish faces sweet,

In stars, and mountain summits topped with snows.

Go not abroad for happiness. For, see,
It is a flower that blossoms at thy door!
Bring love and justice home, and then no more

Thou'lt wonder in what dwelling joy may be.

Dream not of noble service elsewhere wrought;
The simple duty that awaits thy hand
Is God's voice uttering a divine command;

Life's common duties build all that saints have thought.

In wonder-workings or some bush aflame,
Men look for God, and fancy him concealed;
But in earth's common things he stands revealed,

While grass and stars and flowers spell out his name.

-— Minot J. Savage.