Tuesday, August 15, 2006
End of blank card blues
by Christina Rossetti
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water’d shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.
Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.
I’m usually stumped when it comes to knowing what to put inside blank cards. Yesterday I was preparing one for a wedding. What to say?
On the Poetry Foundation site I recalled seeing a Poem Finder. So I decided to give it a try. I chose 'by occasion' and then ‘wedding.’ This page appeared. I picked the above poem for inside the card. Now I’m thinking, with this handy gadget at my fingertips, maybe those days of the blank card blues are over.
Posted by Violet Nesdoly at 7:48 AM