Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Guest Designer- Scrap that poetry

This is my LO as guest designer for Scrap That Poetry

I took the line of the poem about the"Sun, above the mountains head" as it reminded me perfectly of some sunset photos I took on holiday this Autumn at Lake Como. I've been wanting to use this kraft tree from a K and company card package for a long while now and it seemed to fit with the photo.
This was the poem

The Tables Turned

a poem by William Wordsworth

Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books;

Or surely you'll grow double:

Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks;

Why all this toil and trouble?

The sun, above the mountain's head,

A freshening lustre mellow

Through all the long green fields has spread,

His first sweet evening yellow.

Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife:

Come, hear the woodland linnet,

How sweet his music! on my life,

There's more of wisdom in it.

And hark! how blithe the throstle sings!

He, too, is no mean preacher:

Come forth into the light of things,

Let Nature be your Teacher.

She has a world of ready wealth,

Our minds and hearts to bless

Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health,

Truth breathed by cheerfulness.

One impulse from a vernal wood

May teach you more of man,

Of moral evil and of good,

Than all the sages can.

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;

Our meddling intellect

Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:

We murder to dissect.

Enough of Science and of Art;

Close up those barren leaves;

Come forth, and bring with you a heart

That watches and receives.

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous karen- i always love all of your layouts. The black tree on the Kraft is such a great combo, thanks for being a GD at Scrap That Poetry!!!