September 10, 2007

“Count your life by smiles, not tears…”

There's a beautiful poem that seems to be quite popular, even though I only found it recently:

Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the leaves that fall -
Count your days by golden hours,
Don’t remember clouds at all.
Count your nights by stars – not shadows,
Count your life by smiles – not tears -
And with joy through all your lifetime
Count your age by friends – not years.

However, I cannot seem to find any kind of attribution anywhere, no mention of an author, no anything. Well, in a couple of places I've found references to someone named “Dixie Wilson”, but not much more.

So… does anyone recognize this poem? Who's the author? What's the poem itself called?

Posted by roam at 03:24 AM | Comments (0)
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