1 Life has loveliness to sell,
all beautiful and splendid things,
blue waves whitened on a cliff,
soaring fire that sways and sings,
and children's faces looking up,
holding wonder like a cup.
2 Life has loveliness to sell,
as music, like a curve of gold,
scent of pine trees in the rain,
eyes that love you, arms that hold,
and for your spirit's still delight,
holy thoughts that star the night.
3 Spend all you have for loveliness,
to buy and never count the cost;
for one singing hour of peace
count many a year of strive well lost,
and for a breath of ecstasy
give all you have been, or could be.
ARFON is originally a six-phrase Welsh folk tune in minor tonality entitled 'Tros y Garreg." Named for a district on the mainland of northern Wales opposite Mon and Anglesey, the tune was published in Edward Jones's Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). In the later nineteenth century ARFON was associa…
Display Title: Life Has Loveliness to SellFirst Line: Life has loveliness to sellTune Title: BLISSAuthor: Sara Teasdale, 1884-1933Meter: 220.127.116.11.8.7.Date: 1993Subject: Children | ; Humanist Teachings | Beauty, Truth, and Goodness