This week I decided to do Etsy finds based on one of my favorite things: poetry. I love poetry both classic and modern, from the Bard to the Beats (although I've neglected them here... alas, poor Kerouac! I knew him well....). With that in mind, here are a few things from Etsy that struck my fancy.
"I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future,
I but advance a moment only to wheel and hurry back in the darkness."
-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, "Poets to Come"
Friendship Card by Bunkleberry Studios
--Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet
French Subject Cahiers by A Quartzy Life
Bound for the prize of (all too precious) you
That did my ripe thoughts in my brain inhearse
Making their tomb the womb wherein they grew?
Was it his spirit, by spirits taught to write
Above a mortal pitch, that struck me dead?
No, neither he nor his compeers by night
Giving him aid, my verse astonished.
He nor that affable familiar ghost
Which nightly gulls him with intelligence
As victors of my silence cannot boast
I was not sick of any fear from thence.
But when your countenance filled up his line
Then lacked I matter, that enfeebled mine.
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #86
2009 Shakespeare Calendar by Immortal Longings
I have dreamed of joy departed -
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted."
Nevermore Mixed Metal Asymmetrical Earrings by Sunny Skies Studio
Okay I'm done obsessing about the poem. :) The earrings, though, do a great job of crystallizing the poem, and are some nice metal work, to boot. If you dig ear cuffs (and I do), check out their other items, they have some really cool stuff. (and I'm jealous that they're a husband and wife team doing metalworking together... wonder if mine can be persuaded.....)
Till next week, happy creating, shop handmade, and love one another.