UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE by William Wordsworth.
Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear
The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
I learnt this poem in high school and could repeat it parrot fashion in 1969.
In 2009 my daughter and I went to England and stayed in Lambeth, right near the bridge.
On our first day there we walked across it, stopping in the middle.
I started to recite the poem, much to my daughter's amazement!
(Amazing what sticks in the back of your brain.)
This layout features 3 photos from that day. I don't look very happy, I think it was cold.
I've used gold hearts plus a hessian tag that I made myself from recycled items.(hessian, cardboard, scrap paper,3 screws and sticker). I hope the tag qualifies!
It is a traditional style layout, but I like it.
It is for http://showusyourstuff.blogspot.com.au/