Thursday, July 1, 2010

First Love

As promised I'm back with our next beautiful poem for challenge #19 at

First Love

by John Clare
I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet,
Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower
And stole my heart away complete.
My face turned pale as deadly pale.
My legs refused to walk away,
And when she looked, what could I ail?
My life and all seemed turned to clay.
And then my blood rushed to my face
And took my eyesight quite away,
The trees and bushes round the place
Seemed midnight at noonday.
I could not see a single thing,
Words from my eyes did start --
They spoke as chords do from the string,
And blood burnt round my heart.
Are flowers the winter's choice?
Is love's bed always snow?
She seemed to hear my silent voice,
Not love's appeals to know.
I never saw so sweet a face
As that I stood before.
My heart has left its dwelling-place
And can return no more .

Here is my layout....

This is a portrait photo taken of Noah at about 6 months old.  It's one of my favourite, with his little spiky hairdo....hehehe....I used some old  Kaisercraft Pina Colada papers as they matched his outfit perfectly.  I chose to highlight the title of the poem for my journaling as it seems so appropriate....Noah was our first baby, the first grandchild for my Mum and Dad and our first love as parents.  I love how this layout came together. 

Be sure to stop by Scrap that Poetry and check out the other DT girls creations.  They are just gorgeous.  And speaking of which ....Tessa has a fantastic giveaway running on her blog Precocious Paper, head over and take a look at the details for a chance to be in the running.
Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. this page is amazing!! What a beautiful photo and poem!


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