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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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