April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month, meant to honor a form of creative writing many of us leave behind when we graduate from school. From the short and deceptively simple haiku, to the Shakespearean sonnets, to the wild and funny poetry of Shel Silverstein or e.e. cummings… poetry is worth another look! As you experience your journey to buying or selling a home this month, here’s a poem that speaks to the idea and feeling of HOME. Enjoy!

Home And Love
by Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
When angels talk in Heaven above,
I’m sure they have no words more sweet
Than Home and Love.

Just Home and Love! it’s hard to guess
Which of the two were best to gain;
Home without Love is bitterness;
Love without Home is often pain.
No! each alone will seldom do;
Somehow they travel hand and glove:
If you win one you must have two,
Both Home and Love.

And if you’ve both, well then I’m sure
You ought to sing the whole day long;
It doesn’t matter if you’re poor
With these to make divine your song.
And so I praisefully repeat,
When angels talk in Heaven above,
There are no words more simply sweet
Than Home and Love.