Motto for a Front Hall
If you come cheerily,
Here shall be jest for you;
If you come wearily,
Here shall be rest for you.
If you come borrowing,
Gladly we’ll loan to you.
If you come sorrowing,
Love shall be shown to you.
Under our thatch, friend,
Place shall abide for you,
Touch but the latch, friend,
The door shall swing wide for you!
By Nancy Byrd Turner
(This poem is in the public domain)
If you came to my door, our little autumn scarecrow door hanger would greet you. Someday I’m going to have “Motto for a Front Hall” framed and hanging in our front entryway. Thank you to Jayne Jaudon Ferrer editor of Your Daily Poem for posting this welcoming poem on August 30th.
This poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Doraine Bennett at Dori Reads.
7 thoughts on “Motto for a Front Hall”
Love this! I’d never seen it before.
That is a lovely poem, Violet and what a cute front door for fall.
I had just been thinking about how hard it is to rhyme, and here you show us this poem that rhymes so gracefully! Thanks, Violet.
Precious! I agree — the poem is perfect for an entryway.
Now to find this beautiful doll to ornament our boring door. 🙂 Lovely poem too Violet.
A lovely welcome!
What a welcoming rhyme!