Wednesday, June 10, 2009

pretty pictures AND words!

I just found this on the Design*Sponge website.  Selected poems from some great authors, with newly-designed beautiful covers!  They were created to celebrate publishing house Faber & Faber's 80 years!  I haven't figured out where I can actually purchase them, but go take a gander at the pretties!

EDIT:  Faber & Faber is a UK publishing house...  the books are 8pounds apiece and that, combined with international shipping, would be a bit out of my price range!  Oh well...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Down by the Salley Gardens

by W. B. Yeats

(Also a traditional Irish folk song.  Have a listen here and here.)

Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.
In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs,
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.