Sunday, April 17, 2011

‘The Lady of Shalott’

I was afraid to put the word Poetry in the title...or Pretty! I’m not sure how many poetry fans I have on my blog...but oh, how I love poetry! My grandmother read poetry to me when I was little and I’ve always loved to hear it read aloud!


My bedroom is decorated around my painting of the Lady of Shalott


and on my nightstand I have a copy of a book of poetry by Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess.


It has this poem inside....



“There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott.”

Many of you will remember this from Anne of Green Gables. 

She recites this in the movie (and the book)!

This is another beautiful book of poetry,


one of my favorites simply because it has bookmarks 


throughout marking someone’s  favorite poems.


Here are some poetry websites for you to enjoy today!

Poetry Foundation

Poets. org

 Poetry 180

Blogger has put some CRAZY spaces in this post! 

Please excuse them! 

And I see that some of my links are not RED! 

I went on one of my favorite blogs this morning 

and see that Kathy has posted “Poetry in Flowers”!

Visit her HERE to enjoy her blog,

A Delightsome Life!  

Do you enjoy poetry? 

Let me know if you click on any of these links! 

I’m curious!  ENJOY!!!

Happy Sunday!  sun





lilybets said...

...I love poetry and I write since a was a child...especially when I'm sad,It's a liberation of my soul.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love poetry, too. Gerard Manley Hopkins, T. S. Eliot, and Elizabeth Bishop are three of my favorite poets. Oh, and of course I like Shelley, Keats, and Blake. This post is neat :D

Ruth Welter said...

Happy Weekend to you LD, you have a lovely bedroom. I do enjoy poetry but don't get a chance to sit down and read it all that often. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.


Kathy said...

Goodmorning - I so love this poem - I always think of Anne of Green Gables - it is about time to pull it out and to watch it - my ideal of a Delightsome life! Love your painting - very inspiring - you know I am a fan of the artist -
Poetry - what a gift to us - that someone could take words as if pulling them from our own heart! That vintage poetry book is priceless - You have your chair situated perfectly to enjoy the painting and to browse through your books - thank you for mentioning me this morning - I am quite honored!
Hope you have a blessed day,

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I never was one for poetry but that is a beautiful poem. I love the picture! My mind just doesn't work to create the image in my head when I read poetry! Oh, but I love songs!! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cyndi said...

Hi Diane! What a delightful post. I do like poetry, but am not one to just read it from books. But I like to hear it read. And I have always loved that painting of The Lady of Shalott....your bedroom is gorgeous!



Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have always enjoyed poetry! This is a lovely one. Your room is lovely!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Happy Sunday to you honey. Yes I do love poetry but by the post I do you would probably never guess that I do. lol
This happens to be one of my favorites actually. I sent it to my daughter in a card just recently.
Lovely to find it this morning on your site

Donnie said...

I read poetry in high school but haven't read much since then. This was a lovely poem and post maybe I'll read some more. Have a wonderful day.

Anne said...

We're all thinking of poetry lately! I posted a poem with photographs yesterday.

La said...

What a beautiful bedroom and the poetry is quite lovely. I do enjoy poetry, but I rarely take the time to read it unless it is on a blog.

Last summer I saw a book of poetry by Tennyson at an estate auction. I was thrilled and planned to bid on it. When it was time to bid on the books, it was gone. I think someone stole it. I was sick.

Have a fabulous week! La

LindyLouMac said...

I agree that poetry is better read aloud.

Diann said...

This is such a lovely post. Your bedroom is so pretty and relaxing and the pictures is wonderful!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I do like poetry! And Anne of Green Gables is one of my all time favorite movies. My daughter has watched it endlessly.
Love the window behind your bed!

It's Just Dottie said...

Lovely and peaceful. I also really like poetry. It speaks to my heart.
Did you see the movie Bright Star?
It was just breathtaking.

Terri said...

I too love poetry and your print is of one of my favorite paintings! I was lucky to see it in person in London once and I will never forget the awe I felt standing there soaking it all in. Such beauty!

jackie said...

Lovely bedroom so neat and tidy wish mine was like that. At the risk of sounding nosey and impolite and I do not wish to offend - is there any special reason why you put the bed in front of the window? Wouldn't you prefer to wake up to see out of the window - your first look outside would be so poetic.

Shellbelle said...

I also love poetry, the classics, Rod McKuen, Maya Angelou and so many more. Watching a sunrise or a sunset, walking along the shore, or sitting on a cliff's edge has always made me wish I was a poet, so that I might put into words what I was feeling at the moment.

I love your vintage book with the old handwritten notes. We we always told not to write in our books, but isn't it just lovely when you come across something like this?

Q said...

I read a poem every day!
April is national poetry month too.
Your old book of poems is charming.

Happy Poems!