Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"I meant to do my work today....


But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
     And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land,
             Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand-
       So what could I do but laugh and go?

                             -Richard Le Gallienne

Oh, how I love this quote! Years ago I was a huge Elton John fan and this poem was on one of his album jackets (tells you a bit about how old I am!)
Then a few years back I found it again in a magazine and clipped it out, and it just hung around my bedroom for quite a while. It's a miracle I found it again when I fixed up my studio because I really wanted to have this quote hanging in my studio.
Anyway, I thought it appropriate to post now, that Spring is almost here, even though it's cold and rainy in the Willamette Valley right now.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!

2 comments:

melanie's all my favorite things said...

ah...just that glimpse in to your studio with the hat box and the glam little girl...makes me want to shop shop shop...is it the weekend yet? Love the poem! mel

Lori said...

Gail, that is a wonderful poem!!! i always need an excuse handy for why i don't get anything done...i can't very well blame it on blogland all the time...love your dolly and band box...Happy St Patrick's Day!!!