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The Art of Discovery


by Edgar Guest

A skylark of a by-gone day
mounted the sky
singing its long familiar lay–
and passing by
went men and women up and down… 144 more words


For all the Dear Dads

This poem is one of my favorites by Guest. It perfectly describes the loving father of our home and many more who go unsung and uncelebrated in our culture. 8 more words


The Making of Friends

by Edgar A Guest

If nobody smiled and nobody cheered
and nobody helped us along;
if each, every minute, looked after himself
and good things all went to the strong; 265 more words


Look Yourself in the Eye

by Edgar Guest

I have to live with myself, and so
I want to be fit for myself to know;
I want to be able as days go by… 191 more words


Results & Roses

by Edgar Guest

The man who wants a garden fair,
or small or very big,
with flowers growing here and there,
must bend his back and dig. 104 more words


FIRE Inspiration - Edgar Guest Poem

As I am out enjoying my third week of early retirement right now, I thought instead of writing a full post today I would share something that I found inspirational over the years, especially when I was looking for motivation or facing seemingly impossible odds. 352 more words

Early Retirement

He Knew We'd Need A Smile

Learn to Smile

by Edgar Guest

The good Lord understood us when He taught us how to smile;
He knew we couldn’t stand it to be solemn all the while. 197 more words