Let Us Go Back

Let us go back

To the simpler and better things.

Let us retrace our steps

From our greed-born bickerings

Back to the quietness

Of plain, good friendliness.

Let us go back

To the old roads of beauty’s quest.

Let us again find joy

In the fields and the woods, possessed

By the thrill of the spring,

And of summer wandering.

Let us go back

To old-fashioned content, our wealth

Found in the garden nooks,

And beneath home roofs.  Let the health

Of the trees and the grass

Be ours, as the seasons pass.

                                                          Thomas Curtis Clark