FOR BEAUTY BEING THE THE BEST OF ALL WE KNOW
By Robert Bridges
For beauty being the best of all we know
Sums up the unsearchable and secret aims
Of nature, and on joys whose earthly names
Were never told can form and sense bestow;
And man has sped his instinct to outgo
The step of science; and against her shames
Imagination stakes out heavenly claims,
Building a tower above the head of woe.
Nor is there fairer work for beauty found
Than that she win in nature her release
From all the woes that in the world abound;
Nay with his sorrow may his love increase,
If from man’s greater need beauty redound,
And claim his tears for homage of his peace.
Nature truly is beautiful in so many ways 😍
Each day I look, and each day I see more. Thanks Andy for being a kindred spirit.
My pleasure Emily 🙂
Emily, I love your digital art. This is beautiful. I don’t know if I will ever get that far, but this and your other digital art posts are a delight. I’m very glad you are exploring this form of expression and sharing it with us.
You are too kind Carolyn. And I’ve only just begun the journey. Can you imagine where it’ll go from here? I’m having so much fun with it and opening up an artistic part of me I never knew existed. Thank you so much.
Hi Emily, I love your work and find it very inspiring. In fact I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I sent you an email to give you a heads up, but somehow I don’t think it got to you. Here is the link to my post published last Thursday. http://wp.me/p4JBkN-3PI
I was nominated myself and am passing this award on to you and a few others.
You are so thoughtful to have considered me for this generous award Chris. Thank you so very much and I truly do appreciate it. Congratulations for an award well deserved.
I love simple. There is something about simplicity intrigues me.
I’m learning that less is more. Thank you.
Beautiful poem to accompany such pretty image.
I was so lucky to have found it Fatima. Was a little tired last night but wanted to post something. Thank you my dear.
Beautiful capture, beautiful words!
It really is an intriguing poem Joanne. I think I have to read it many many times to get all of the meaning from it. Thank you.