I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills,
Coming in solemn beauty like slow old times of Spain:
I have seen the lady April bringing the daffodils,
Bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain.
I have heard the song of the blossoms and the old chant of the sea,
And seen strange lands from under the arched white sail of ships;
But the loveliest things of beauty God ever has showed to me,
Are her voice, and her hair and eyes ,and the dear red curve of her lips.
~ John Masefield ~
Trusty, Dusky, vivid, true,
With eyes of gold and bramble-dew,
Steel-true and blade-straight,
The Great artificer
Made my mate.
Honour, anger, valour, fire;
A love that could never tire,
Death quench or evil stir,
The mighty master
gave to her.
Teacher, tender, comrade, wife,
A fellow-farer true through life,
Heart-whole and soul-free
The August father
Gave to me.
~Robert Louis Stevenson ~
"WHEN YOU ARE OLD"
When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true:
But the one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.
And bending down beside the glowing bars
Murmur, a little sadly, how love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
~W. B. Yeats ~
Midi is Playing
Sequenced by: Thomas Thurston
Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa men have named you
You're so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only cause you're lonely they have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile
Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep...
They just lie there... And they die there...
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?
~Authour Unknown ~
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