Monday, February 15, 2010

Scrap that Poetry... Challenge #10

Hi everyone! Scrap that Poetry has another great poem up for a challenge...

Freedom And Love 

by Thomas Campbell

How delicious is the winning
Of a kiss at love's beginning,
When two mutual hearts are sighing
For the knot there's no untying!
Yet remember, 'Midst our wooing,
Love has bliss, but Love has ruing;
Other smiles may make you fickle,
Tears for other charms may trickle.
Love he comes, and Love he tarries,
Just as fate or fancy carries;
Longest stays, when sorest chidden;
Laughs and flies, when press'd and bidden.
Bind the sea to slumber stilly,
Bind its odour to the lily,
Bind the aspen ne'er to quiver,
Then bind Love to last for ever.
Love's a fire that needs renewal
Of fresh beauty for its fuel:
Love's wing moults when caged and captured,
Only free, he soars enraptured.
Can you keep the bee from ranging
Or the ringdove's neck from changing?
No! nor fetter'd Love from dying
In the knot there's no untying.

Want to play along? It's super easy, just make a card or layout based on the poem (you can use any or all of it for inspiration) and then link a photo of it in the comments here. I'd love to see your take on it!

Thanks for coming by!

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JessiW said...

Beautiful layout!! So romantic and pretty:) Love, Jess

aussiescrapper said...

I saw this firstly on the Scrap that Poetry site and it immediately drew me in with that gorgeous background paper, I love it and your take is so divine, gorgeous.