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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hurt No Living Thing

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Hurt No Living Thing

Hurt no living thing;
  Ladybird, no butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
  No cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
  Nor dancing gnat, no beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.

~ Christina Rossetti

This poem reminds me of my son, Nick, who has such a gentle spirit and loves all living things -- animals, insects, plants.  He doesn't even like to watch me pull weeds from our garden, and gets upset if he accidentally steps on a bug.

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1 comment:

  1. I was thinking of my husband as I was reading this, he is exactly like that, loves ALL living things!