Motto for a Front Hall

03 Oct

Autumn door hanger

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.

Poetry Friday LogoThis poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Doraine Bennett at Dori Reads.


Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Public Domain


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7 responses to “Motto for a Front Hall

  1. mattforrest

    October 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Love this! I’d never seen it before.


  2. Catherine Johnson

    October 4, 2013 at 4:24 am

    That is a lovely poem, Violet and what a cute front door for fall.


  3. Tabatha

    October 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    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.


  4. Keri

    October 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Precious! I agree — the poem is perfect for an entryway.


  5. Myra GB

    October 5, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Now to find this beautiful doll to ornament our boring door. 🙂 Lovely poem too Violet.


  6. Doraine Bennett

    October 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    A lovely welcome!


  7. maryleehahn

    October 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    What a welcoming rhyme!



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