Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nature Brings Joy

Here is my entry for Scrap that Poetry's latest challenge. You had to use the poem.........

The Tables Turned

a poem by William Wordsworth 

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.

I used the words 'Nature brings'.......


The journaling around the photo says...... 'Nature brings Joy'...in the form of rain to dry old Melbourne!! It's such a Relief :)
The raindrops are handcut from felt, to give the page some texture

Here is a close up....



  1. What a beautiful page Shazz, simple and elegant, just perfect! I love those felt raindrops, just enough to make the page interesting. I really love this one!
    Have a wonderful week my friend!
    xxx Peggy

  2. Such a great idea to scrap about the drought and rain. Like this layout it is simple but effective!