Weekend Wisdom: Victor Hugo

Today’s post is not from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, or from The Hunchback of Notre Dame but from a poem he wrote. I never knew he wrote poetry. I heard this in a speech last night by Elisabeth Elliot. I will be writing more about that speech this week because it is timely, very, very timely.

Sleep sweetly in this quiet room

Oh thou, whoe’er thou art,

And let no mournful yesterdays

Disturb your peaceful heart.

                                 Nor let tomorrow pierce thy rest

                                 With dreams of coming ill:

                                 Thy Maker is thy changeless friend,

                                 His love surrounds thee still.

Forget thyself and all the world;

Put out each glaring light.

The stars are watching overhead.

Sleep sweetly, then. Goodnight.

Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.