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My Shangri-la

By: Ardis E. Parshall - March 06, 2012

My Shangri-la

Mabel Jones Gabbott

I too have built a Shangri-la,
An inner tower of my heart;
And here I keep my memories,
The lovely ones all safe apart;

A friend whose spirit lent me strength,
The day we found the blue jay’s nest,
A kindly word someone had said,
The love of those I love the best.

On days when life seems less worth while,
I seek new courage, hope from these.
Oh, everyone should build a tower,
A Shangri-la of memories.

(1943)



2 Comments »

  1. Well, there certainly is a more poetic and lilting feel to “Shangri-La” than “Zion”.

    Comment by Mark N. — March 6, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

  2. loved this. Thank you.

    Comment by Anne (UK) — March 7, 2012 @ 2:57 am

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