Saturday, January 2, 2010

For a Child

Fox just posted a BEAUTIFUL piece of tatting which reminded me of some photographs I took of leaves after a spring rain.  I made one of them into a kaleidoscope and used part of that kaleidoscope for this poem which is one of my favorites.  It is by Fanny Stearns Davis.

I'm sorry, it's a JPEG and the resolution isn't the best, but if you click on it and then zoom in a little, it is readable (or just click on the author's name above for a link).  I made it years ago to put on a card for a baby shower.


Fox said...

Oh, Ann,
I am so touched that you thought of that wonderful poem when you looked at my tatting.

I still have goosebumps running up and down my arms after reading the words of that piece that I had never seen before. It is - like a lot of those poems of days gone by - very touching in a nostalgic, tender way.

I was going to to respond to your comment on my blog with a jocular," Oh Ann, you and your leaves!" Then I put that aside and ambled around a bit online before I saw your posting.

No longer can I respond so lightly to your comment!

Thanks for sharing this poem and for the honour of mentioning my work in the same paragraph!
Fox : )

sewmuchfun4 said...

I'm so glad you like the poem, Fox! And yes, your motif led my mind right to it. It's a beautiful piece and reminded me so much of the droplets of rain and foliage I saw more than five years ago. That poem is a longtime favorite - it is touching, sweet and speaks to the hopes that all parents have for their children to live peaceful, contented lives.

All that said, you must still feel free to tease me about my love of leaves, I think I deserve it. Maybe it's not SO odd. I've lived most of my life in places which don't have many trees to speak of. So you've got to celebrate the ones you see!

:) Ann

Martha said...

What a great idea for a personalized card. Of course, it helps if you are a good photographer who takes lovely pictures.

Thank you for linking to the sweet tatting motif by Fox. What delicious colors -- I am very partial to multicolored and variegated thread.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thanks Martha! I used to make many cards and usually added a poem to them. I've always liked poetry.

Isn't Fox's motif beautiful? I love those colors together.

:) Ann