I Was Tired, But Not At Heart

"These massive roots afford a seat,
Which seems for weary travellers made.
There rest. The air is soft and sweet
In this sequestered forest glade,
And there are scents of flowers around,
The evening dew draws from the ground;
How soothingly they spread!
Yes; I was tired, but not at heart;
No--that beats full of sweet content,
For now I have my natural part
Of action with adventure blent;
Cast forth on the wide world with thee,
And all my once waste energy
To weighty purpose bent.
Refreshed, erelong, with rustic fare,
We'll seek a couch of dreamless ease;
Courage will guard thy heart from fear,
And Love give mine divinest peace:
To-morrow brings more dangerous toil,
And through its conflict and turmoil
We'll pass, as God shall please."
-Charlotte Bronte

Wildflower by Tim Barber for Muse


Hailey said...

Great pictures! Especially the last one, I like those kinds of pictures :D Unfortunately, you can't see the clothes that well - would be interesting to see what they look like.

Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Hailey, I agree you can't see the clothes well, but I think we lose something when we focus on trying to see everything sharp and clear. It can't be an atmospheric spread and see the details perfectly. In having to choose, I always prefer the former, but the trend lately is towards the latter...

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

These are so beautiful. I had only seen a couple of them before so it's nice to see them all together as a set. Thanks for sharing.

anahita said...

I remember studying the Brontes' poetry at school and somehow I just never got into it. Suddenly it seems so much lovelier with the pretty photos and no threat of exams ^_^

rae said...

lovely photos with a lovely poem.

reckless daughter said...

beautiful set of photos and you can't go wrong with Charlotte Bronte!

Andie Bottrell said...

Oh, I love these photos.

Agnes Deer said...

I'm hipnotized :)


little moon lover said...

amazing images!