I Meant To Do My Work Today

by Richard Le Gallienne


I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree

And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,

And a rainbow held out its shining hand--
So what could I do but laugh and go?


I found a similar poem recited by Elton John

Listen here http://www.amazon.com/Meant-Work-Today-Day-Country/dp/B000WU0TLI

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

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