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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scrap That Poetry #35: Children By Khalil Gibran

Challenge #35- Children

Children
by: Khalil Gibran
We enjoyed finding inspiration in this week's poem. Come play along with us and use any word, line or the poem in it's entirety to create your layout, card, 3D item.

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I must say I absolutely love the poem selections this round, it's a personal favorite.
I Scraped this great picture of William from Summer 2010. He looks so deep in thought...

Here is the whole Poem
(I highlighted the lines I used):

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.

I used pattern paper and 'A little BIRD told me' sticker from Crate Paper.
Wee journal tag is from Pink Paisley.
Other paper Collage elements are from My Minds Eye and K&Company.
Flowers are Prima and Kaiser.
Gems are unknown ($ store).
Ink and Markers are Stampin' Up!, as is the corrugated cardboard indirectly... it was part of one of the boxes an order came in. ;O)


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