May 30, 2020

Four-Leaf Clover

Though admittedly I don't remember ever spending much time looking
for one, I was pleased to find my first 4-leaf clover (ever!) this morning.
I know a place where the sun is like gold,
And the cherry blossoms burst with snow,
And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love, you know,
And God put another in for luck —
If you search, you will find where they grow.

But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
You must love and be strong — and so,
If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.
—Ella Higginson

Or there's always Mort Dixon's tried-and-true interpretation with music by Harry Woods (here sung by Chevy Chase, accompanied by Ken Shapiro—it ends up being very moving)...

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