Something Simple


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.

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13 replies »

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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