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 "...to 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|