Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New challenge

The Tables Turned

a poem by William Wordsworth

We are so excited to have Karen Williams as our guest designer for this challenge!
Check out more of her work on her blog here...

Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books;

Or surely you'll grow double:
Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks;
Why all this toil and trouble?
The sun, above the mountain's head,
A freshening lustre mellow
Through all the long green fields has spread,
His first sweet evening yellow.
Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife:
Come, hear the woodland linnet,
How sweet his music! on my life,
There's more of wisdom in it.
And hark! how blithe the throstle sings!
He, too, is no mean preacher:
Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your Teacher.
She has a world of ready wealth,
Our minds and hearts to bless
Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health,
Truth breathed by cheerfulness.
One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the sages can.
Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;
Our meddling intellect
Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:
We murder to dissect.
Enough of Science and of Art;
Close up those barren leaves;
Come forth, and bring with you a heart
That watches and receives.

Hope you find some inspiration in this poem and come play along with us...
Here is some inspo from the Design team... check out more info at their blogs by clicking on their headshot on the right sidebar.


Mel J




We hope to visit you this challenge to see what you create.  Post a link to Mr. Linky or in the comment section if the Mr. Linky doesn't work... we thought we would give it a try this challenge to see if everyone likes it better.  You have until Dec 14th at 10 am EST to link you challenge!
Winner of the challenge will get to guest design with us for our January 1st challenge.
We have a blog hop coming soon... check back for more details!


Wow, congrats Karen... the design team chose your layout again to be featured in our Poetry Corner!

We'd love to have you guest design on the January 1st challenge as well!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Challenge #29 A Prayer for the Great Family

Prayer for the Great Family

Gratitude to Mother Earth, sailing through night and day—

and to her soil: rich, rare and sweet

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Plants, the sun-facing, light-changing leaf

and fine root-hairs; standing still through wind

and rain; their dance is in the flowering spiral grain

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Air, bearing the soaring Swift and silent

Owl at dawn. Breath of our song

clear spirit breeze

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Wild Beings, our brothers, teaching secrets,

freedoms, and ways; who share with us their milk;

self-complete, brave and aware

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Water: clouds, lakes, rivers, glaciers;

holding or releasing; streaming through all

our bodies salty seas

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to the Sun: blinding pulsing light through

trunks of trees, through mists, warming caves where

bears and snakes sleep— he who wakes us—

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to the Great Sky

who holds billions of stars— and goes yet beyond that—

beyond all powers, and thoughts

and yet is within us—

Grandfather Space.

The Mind is his Wife.

so be it.

after a Mohawk prayer

by: Gary Snyder, Turtle Island

New Directions, New York, 1974, pp. 24-25

We are so excited to share this poem with you and grateful for you to play along with us!
We are thrilled to have Dorothy guest designing with us!
Here is what our design team created for you!



Mel J



We hope you find inspiration in the poem, share what you are grateful for... and play along with us!
Our design team is looking forward to visiting your blog to see your creations.
Post a link in this comment section with your challenge!
Creations are due November 30th at 10 am EST.
You may create layouts, cards, presents, anything that uses our poem for inspiration!

From all of us... we are grateful you check out our challenge and play along!


And the winner of this challenge....

Love the simple design... Your clusters are beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap That Poetry!
Please send me an email at scrapthatpoetry@hotmail.com to let me know if you'd like to guest design with us for the Dec 1st challenge!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Winner and new challenge

Congrats, Dorothy!
The design team chose your layout to now be hanging in our Poetry corner.
We would love to have your join us for our November 15th challenge as a guest designer.
Please email at scrapthatpoetry@hotmail.com for more information.
November 1st challenge
A Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns
We are thrilled to have Windy guest designing with us for this challenge!

Check out Windy's blog here.
Here is how the design team interpretted the poem.




Mel F


So come play along with us... you have until November 14th at 10 am EST to post your layout or email it to scrapthatpoetry@hotmail.com
The winner will be guest designer for the Dec 1st challenge!
Good luck and we can't wait to see what you create!