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The House of Dreams

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 7:21 PM
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I built a little House of Dreams,
And fenced it all about,
But still I heard the Wind of Truth
That roared without.

I laid a fire of Memories
And sat before the glow,
But through the chinks and round the door
The wind would blow.

I left the House, for all the night
I heard the Wind of Truth; —
I followed where it seemed to lead
Through all my youth.

But when I sought the House of Dreams,
To creep within and die,
The Wind of Truth had levelled it,
And passed it by.



Sara Teasdale, The House of Dreams,
From Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, 1907

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EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you going to be doing any illustrations of Sara Teasdale's poetry?
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not professionally, at least. I've been thinking of doing some for myself, but am unsure if I'm really equal to the task.

I practically live her words as it is.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The very fact that, as you say, you live her words,
tells me that you are more than equal to the task :nod:
Let your heart work through your eyes & fingers :D
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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giftofmagi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
This made me think of Blaise Pascal's quote, "The silences of these vast spaces terrify me."

This caused me to follow up on other quotes

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it's a rather bleak picture. Yet it's also, oddly, a source of comfort. We aren't just a little speck of matter in the big existential universe. We're under the watchful gaze of a Maker to Whom is ascribed the traits of a Good Shepherd.
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LadyLove-hate Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student
It's so beautifully sad. Kind of a reminder of how crap life will end up for anyone who has had any experience. What's the saying? "Ignorance is bliss".
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mooing-duckerberry Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like that the last line of each stanza is cut short. It leaves a little bit of discomfort.. can't be perfect. :)

Should I be concerned?
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wish you singing stars and twinkling moonlight and a peaceful dream!
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, it's a beautiful poem. I hope you can share more. Needless to say, you have great taste :nod:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Javier. Though I don't know if I may claim much credit for taste as Sara Teasdale being an astonishing speaker of my thoughts. I will share many more, certainly. :nod:
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
Don't know either, but the fact that you share these things shows that you like them, ergo, you have a good taste (at least to me) regarding musings and thoughts :nod:
I do hope to read them, then ^_^
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:(

"You can't go home again." ;p
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Perfling Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Such a beautiful poem. :)
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I didnīt know her either, now I'll go and check her out (also it is nice to read something in English that's readable if one is not a native speaker... so many poets I rather read from translations and of course it is not the same at all)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope you're able to find more of her work. There's much to be found online, thankfully, although actual books of her work are so scarce these days, which is a great shame. I think she tended to be regarded as a 'lightweight' in comparison to other giants of the twentieth century.
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
What a lovely poem by quite the talented poet. I can't say i've hear her work before. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I love Sara Teasdale's poems. Don't give up! :heart:
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ArkadyRose Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sara Teasdale isn't a poet I've encountered before - I'm mostly a fan of the poetry of the English Restoration and early Romantic periods, though there are a few Modern poets I quite like. I might have to look out for more of her work. Thanks for sharing this!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I discovered her fairly recently myself. She's become one of my most favourite poets (another of her poems is on my front page). I was forcibly struck by how strongly she gives voice to many of my own thoughts and longings. Reading her is like reading something I wish I had written.
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de-d Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
it's a beautiful poem dear.

how are you doing?
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am... trying, shall we say.
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de-d Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
*sigh*. i hear you dear. hugs and best wishes, as always...
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Singarl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student
Amazing. Gives you alot to think about ^^
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dam and here I was going to build my own little world . Interesting , but is what is truth ? And what is reality ?
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