You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' ~~~Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DragonDreams TAG IT ON Challenge

The Theme this week for
 TAG IT ON
 is
"Willow Pattern Story"

Here is my entry:


 I loved this challenge and the story was so sweet. 
 I  would like to make a mini-book about this theme! 
I will post the story as soon as I turn my entry in
so that you can read it and understand
what our theme was all about!


The Willow Pattern Story

The Willow Pattern represents
a beautiful love story....


....In ancient China a powerful nobleman lived
in a palace with his beautiful daughter.
The Palace was surrounded by gardens
with fruit trees & a lovely willow.
But the daughter fell in love with her father's
humble clerk, against her father's wishes.
The clerk was dismissed & they were forbidden to
see each other.  A zig-zag fence was built around
 the gardens so that the poor clerk could not enter.
However the two lovers fled & escaped
across a bridge, with her father chasing them.
The lovers traveled to a distant land but the
 nobleman sent his men to kill them.
When the Gods saw what was happening,
they transformed the couple
 into a pair of lovebirds....

Thanks for looking at my art work
and have a pleasent evening!

Here is the link back to DragonsDream TIO Challenge:
http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.com/

***Credits***
The teal background on the tag
 is from Gary's free images at :
http://artefacts-antiqueimages.blogspot.com/

The Japanese images are from Julia's free images at:
http://cemerony-share.blogspot.com/

Bewitch me with your comments!!!!

Bewitch me with your comments!!!!

Life Is A Witch And Then You Fly!

Life Is A Witch And Then You Fly!

The Poem "Dark Rosaleen"

O my Dark Rosaleen, Do no sigh, do not weep! The priests are on the ocean green, they march along the Deep. There's wine from the royal Pope upon the ocean green; and Spanish ale shall give you hope, My Dark Rosaleen! My own Rosaleen! Shall glad your heart, shall give you hope, Shall give you health, and help, and hope, My Dark Rosaleen. Over hills and through dales have I roamed for your sake; all yesterday I sailed with sails on river and on lake. The Erne at its highest flood I dashed across unseen, For there was lightning in my blood, My Dark Rosaleen! My own Rosaleen! Oh! there was lightning in my blood, Red lightning lightened through my blood, My Dark Rosaleen! All day long in unrest to and fro do I move, The very soul within my breast Is wasted for you,love! The heart in my bosom faints to think of you, my Queen, My life of life, my saint of saints, My Dark Rosaleen! My own Rosaleen! To hear your sweet and sad complaints, My life, my love, my saint of saints, My Dark Rosaleen! Woe and pain, pain and woe, are my lot night and noon, To see your bright face clouded so, like to the mournful moon. But yet will I rear your throne again in golden sheen;'Tis you shall reign, shall reign alone, My Dark Rosaleen! My own Rosaleen! 'Tis you shall have the golden throne,'Tis you shall reign, and reign alone, My Dark Rosaleen! Over dews, over sands will I fly for your weal; your holy delicate white hands shall girdle me with steel. At home in your emerald bowers,from morning's dawn till e'en, you'll pray for me, my flower of flowers, My Dark Rosaleen! My fond Rosaleen! You'll think of me through Daylight's hours, My virgin flower, my flower of flowers, My Dark Rosaleen! I could scale the blue air, I could plough the high hills, Oh, I could kneel all night in prayer, to heal your many ills! And one beamy smile for you would float like light between my toils and me, my own, my true, My Dark Rosaleen! My fond Rosaleen! Would give me life and soul anew, A second life, a soul anew, My Dark Rosaleen! O! the Erne shall run red with redundance of blood, The earth shall rock beneath our tread, and flames wrap hill and wood, and gun-peal, a slogan cry, wake many a glen serene, ere you shall fade, ere you shall die, My Dark Rosaleen! My own Rosaleen! The Judgment Hour must first be nigh,ere you can fade, ere you can die, My Dark Rosaleen!