Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wings

An Emily Dickenson poem has been circling
round, inspiring thoughts and ideas.

Spent part of the day tidying up, took pieces and bits that have been in a little box on the work desk, and started putting things together.

Came up with this dangle 'Wings' out of the combination of beads, stamped words, charms and random items.

Reminds of this quote from Shakespere -

'True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings' -

The feather wing bead and the brass stamping that says 'W-I-N-G-S' with the little brass bird charm, for lifting the spirit and holding onto hope. Hope and strength is something folks are needing right now. More thunderstorms and rain have been through, something the Midwest definitely does not need right now. Wishing hope and thinking good thoughts for the people affected by the flooding, or waiting to see if they will be spared from flooding.

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Hope is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I've heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of Me.
- Emily Dickinson

4 comments:

Lorelei said...

Lynn, what a beautiful necklace! i *LOVE* it!
Perfect!!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

quite lovely. great combination, lynn. i love the stamped tag.

Summer said...

There is something definitely uplifting about this piece; it's very beautiful:)

LLYYNN said...

... blushing - thanks, appreciate the feedback from all of you