Creative Writing Saturday


To Imagination

When weary with the long day’s care,
And earthly change from pain to pain,
And lost and ready to despair,
Thy kind voice calls me back again:
Oh, my true friend! I am not lone,
While thou canst speak with such a tone!

So hopeless is the world without;
The world within I doubly prize;
Thy world, where guile, and hate, and doubt,
And cold suspicion never rise;
Where thou, and I, and Liberty,
Have undisputed sovereignty.

What matters it, that, all around,
Danger, and guilt, and darkness lie,
If but within our bosom’s bound
We hold a bright, untroubled sky,
Warm with ten thousand mingled rays
Of suns that know no winter days?

Reason, indeed, may oft complain
For Nature’s sad reality,
And tell the suffering heart, how vain
Its cherished dreams must always be;
And Truth may rudely trample down
The flowers of Fancy, newly-blown:

But, thou art ever there, to bring
The hovering vision back, and breathe
New glories o’er the blighted spring,
And call a lovelier Life from Death,
And whisper, with a voice divine,
Of real worlds, as bright as thine.

I trust not to thy phantom bliss,
Yet, still, in evening’s quiet hour,
With never-failing thankfulness,
I welcome thee, Benignant Power;
Sure solacer of human cares,
And sweeter hope, when hope despairs! ~ Emily Jane Brontë


Octavia’s Note to Self

Source: Octavia’s Note to Self

For some reason, the original re-post was not included. I hope that it works this time.

My comment was: THANK YOU!!! I am definitely going to do this today. It is so necessary to state your intention and to send it out there to God and Universe acknowledging that you are ready to receive the blessings that they are ready to bestow upon you. Thank you for sharing and may your intentions and abundant blessings be realized sooner than you anticipate. Blessings, Lydia

Octavia’s Note to Self

I LOVE THIS! It is a reminder that (1) we must set our intentions clearly, (2) we should write them as if they are already realized, and (3)  that God and the Universe, or whomever you acknowledge as your Source, is awaiting a sign that you are ready to accept and receive the abundant blessings that they have in store for you. So be it! See to it!

Blessings, Lydia

Quote Tuesday

By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments. ~ Jack Canfield