A birthday gift and a poem...

A while back I went browsing in a second hand book shop and found a trilogy of books The Poet's Year An Anthology. It was published by Cambridge University Press in 1923. Anyway as the title hints at there is a poem for each day of the year so I thought I would share the poem for today with you if you want to stay a while and read it:-
Lone flower, hemmed in with snows, and white as they,
But hardier far, once more I see thee bend
Thy forehead as if fearful to offend,
Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day
Storms sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay
The rising sun, and on the plains descend;
Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend
Whose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed May
Shall soon behold this border thickly set
With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing
On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;
Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring,
And pensive monitor of fleeting years!


I love to watch for the new snowdrops and this poem
reminds me of that flower waiting to push through the
earth to herald warmer weather....

It was the birthday of one of my friends today - so I made her this shrine necklace.
I love the shrine kit which I got from Retro Art Cafe I used one of my favourite Paper Whimsy girls in the centre, added some lace and swavorski crystals and there you have it.

As I have had so many comments on my One World, One Heart post I have decided to make another pendant (possibly one like this) as a 2nd prize in the draw. You are welcome to leave a comment about this post here but if you want to go into the draw and haven't already entered then go to the post on the 22nd January titled ONE WORLD ONE HEART.
Thanks for dropping by... xxx


SarahD said...

Great Poem Dawn, and wow that shrine is gorgeous. Big Hugs Sarah xx

SarahD said...

Great Poem Dawn, and wow that shrine is gorgeous. Big Hugs Sarah xx

Jeanie said...

I think I have one of those little kits -- haven't put it together yet. I love what you did with it. Beautiful.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Oh my that is SOOO cool! I really love it!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Lavender Dreamer said...

How sweet! I'm so glad I found your blog through the OWOH event! Love your blog! It makes me feel good!

windy angels said...

Hi Dawn,
thanks for sending me the link to your blog. this is such a nice place to visit.
I love the poem. "on the soft west-wind" especially captures my heart as I have a special relationship with the wind:)
The shrine necklace is wonderful - a great gift.
I'm still trying to get my offerings ready for OWOH. I'll stop by and leave another comment once I have mine posted.
I would love if you become a follower of my blog too.
let me know when we 're leaving for oz!

Renee said...

You have a very lucky friend Dawn. xoxoxo Renee