Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's Time to Scrap That Poetry!

Time for a bit of poetic inspiration from Scrap That Poetry. The latest poem to challenge and inspire you is so lovely, "Children" by
Khalil Gibran:

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, 'Speak to us of Children.'
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
So simple and beautiful, isn't it? Us DT girls enjoyed finding inspiration in this week's poem. I hope you will come play along with us and use any word, line or the poem in it's entirety to create your layout, card, 3D item, etc. Here's what I came up with, looking forward to seeing your creation! =) T


  1. What a great poem! Love the layout! The rub-ons or whatever they are in the corners are awesome and such a great picture!!!


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