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.
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!