“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.” --- Jani Ortlund
-- Jani Ortlund

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wash day..


Soaked and scrubbed in a round tin tub
with homemade soap
up and down the ribs of a wooden washboard
by hands rubbed red & raw
on a windy wash day morn.

Stiffened with starch, squeezed
and wrung to a twisted laundry rope
then hung on lines to flap
back and forth and snap dry
on a windy wash day morn.

Laid on the lawn like paper cutouts
clean shirts and sheets, towels and skirts
smelling of sun and clouds and wind
wait to be ironed and worn and dirtied
again for another wash day morn.

~ Brenda Seabrooke, American poet and novelist


  1. OH! What a beautiful poem sharing the joy of wash day! It is always good to keep in mind what a blessing it is to have clean clothes, all ready for ironing and wearing! Thank you for this delightful piece of encouragement and inspiration today...it blessed my heart! So lovely to stop by your beautiful, God-glorifying blog...and such pretty music! It is a true pleasure to ''meet'' you!
    With love and joy in Christ,

  2. Thank you Kelly-Anne, it's lovely to meet you, too. Bless you!