Tuesday, 24 February 2015

poem for the day: New Every Morning by Susan Coolidge

 Susan Coolidge. (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey). Another author from our childhood.
Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain,

Take heart with the day and begin again.
This poem has been used in a UK hospice to bring comfort to patients.  Susan Coolidge (the pseudonym of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in January 1835.  She composed three volumes of verse, wrote the Katy books and other unsentimental stories in a natural style for girls, and edited the letters of Jane Austen and Fanny Burney.