Poet: Wilhelmina Stitch
“Swift kindnesses are best,” I love this phrase.
It argues healthy zest; enthusiastic ways.
It wells up from the heart, not from the cautious mind.
“To-day,” it cries, “we’ll start to be exceeding kind.”
“Swift kindnesses are best,” Oh charming phrase,
expressing love’s behest – be swift to praise.
It is a splendid race when word and deed
strive for first place, responsive to grief’s need.
Proverbs, like fashions, alter; but not this one.
Delay not, never falter when kindness should be done.