Thursday, February 16, 2012

I Love Poetry

I love poetry. Oh to have a way with words -- like Wordsworth :)
My dad was a writer - short stories, a few longer ones, but mostly poetry. When I was in 8th grade, I had to have an operation on my arm and he wrote me a beautiful poem called "Little Bird."
It is one of the few things I have memorized! What was really special about it was that we didn't have computers in those days, and although he could have typed it, he hand wrote my copy, which I still have. The first part (it's many lines long) goes like this:

"Little bird with wounded wing
Although you cannot fly, you still can sing
Safe in God's care, and therefore bring
Joy despite this illness-thing."

He instilled in me a love for poetry at a young age, and had stories to tell of many poets whom he knew. Robert Frost was one of those, and probably because of the stories and conversations he had with Frost and then with me, Frost is my favorite poet (although I have others that are close - including one that lives right in my town!).

I loved this Wordsworth quote - and as I get older, I say a lot more often " be young was heaven!"

The heart is grungeboard that I covered with Raspberry VersaColor ink, followed by Encore Metallic Gold, and then embossed with Ocean Spark embossing powder.

I hope you have a blissful day!

Challenges for this card:
Friendship's Garden - Love + 3 embellishments 
Little Darlings Challenges - Favorite Embellishments
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Valentine's Day
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Hearts
Creative Craft Challenges - Valentines
Sweet Stamps - Roses

Paper: Kraft, Madeline DP by Prima
Ink: VersaColor Raspberry, Encore Metallic Gold
Accessories: Wild Orchid flowers, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Sparkle N Sprinkle Ocean Spark Embossing Powder, French Market hand dyed crinkled seam binding, K & C. journaling tag, Colorbok Emotion Velum Quotes


Becky Garrison said...

Wow, Judy! Your card is gorgeous, but your story was sweeter! I love the lines of the poem ... I bet your father was a great writer! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Friendship's Garden! I hope we'll see you back again soon! Blessings, Becky

Ellen said...

AWWW what a sweet story! I love your card Judy. It is so beautiful as is the sentiment. Hope your day was blissful too.

Stacey Richardson, said...

Beautiful card, I love all the embellishments and the sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at and good luck in the challenge!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card and i love your design. Thanks for joining us at sweetstamps. Hope to see you next week too!!!

Amy said...

Very beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for playing this week at CTO! :)Amy

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card - love the grunge and your story is really touching!

Ellen said...

Beautiful story Judy! SO is your card, Love the ribbon treatment and that fabulous quote! Have a fabulous day!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how wonderful to appreciate the poems and writing your father instilled in you.
Your card is beautiful and the sentiment perfect.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

Karalee Ingram said...

Beautiful card and what a sweet story. Thank you so much for sharing.

Stampin Mindy said...

I adore all your flowers. Great card.
Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges.
Hugs, Mindy

The Card Maker said...

Gorgeous card, Judy! I am so glad you joined us at Friendship's Garden! Chana

girlia said...

Lovely card and story. Thanks for joining us week at CTO

Karin said...

It's been awhile since I've been by, but your beautiful card caught my eye in my Google reader! Love the sweet story and poem even more :)

Jamie said...

Beautiful card and thanks for sharing your story. Love the colors and all the embellishments, great job! Thanks so much for joining our Valentines' Challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time!

Friendship's Garden DT

Esther said...

Lovely card and wonderful quote!
Thanks for playing at CTO!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card - love the embellishments!! Thanks for joining us at Friendships Garden!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful card, love all your fabulous embellishments, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our Happy Valentines (use a heart) challenge :)

Deborah Anton said...

Gorgeous card Judy! The sentiment was perfect!

Charlene said...

Such a sweet story. How lovely to have such wonderful memories. Your card is delightful as well.

Brenda said...

Love your story and the poem - beautiful card with all the embellishments!

Carol E said...

Wow! I love the poem, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful card and a lovely post Judy!