Sunday, August 31, 2008
NOTHING is so beautiful as spring --
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth's sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. -- Have, get, before it cloy,
Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
Most, O maid's child, thy choice and worthy the winning.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I've been knocked out by the flu for a while, but am slowly recovering and my latest bit of news is that Avant cards who make all those free cards you see in cafes etc have offered to do a card of this design of mine. It could be over 6 months till it comes out, and I don't get paid, but still, it's nation-wide exposure for me and I get 1000 cards for free so that's cool.
Freezing cold, raining and grey today....and for at least the past week here in Melbourne...Spring, where are you???
Excuse me, must now return to the warm room to defrost.