Splendor dazzles in vain

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
The birds singing gaily, that come at my call--
Give me them--and the peace of mind, dearer than all!

--John Howard Payne, illustration by Miss L. B. Humphrey

1 comment:

  1. This illustration is really exquisite.

    Thanks so much for the web link ideas for the getting veggies into kids! I have to go check them out.