One of my favorite bits of verse popped into my head again the other day, for no particular reason, as it does every so often. I've used it a lot in various contexts: .signatures for Usenet postings and email messages, a note at the end of my Wanderjahr travelogue, etc. I last posted it here in my blog almost five years ago; that's long enough that I think it's worth repeating.
From quiet homes and first beginning,
Out to the undiscovered ends
There's nothing worth the wear of winning
But laughter and the love of friends.