Friday, October 30, 2009

secret flowers...

Is love a light for me? A steady light,

A lamp within whose pallid pool I dream

Over old love-books? Or is it a gleam,

A lantern coming towards me from afar

Down a dark mountain? Is my love a star?

Ah me!- so high above so coldly bright!

The fire dances. Is my love a fire

Leaping down the twilight muddy and bold?

Nay, I'd be frightened of him. I'm too cold

For quick and eager loving. There's a gold

Sheen on these flower petals as they fold

More truly mine, more like to my desire.

The flower petals fold. They are by the sun

Forgotten. In a shadowy wood they grow

Where the dark trees keep up a to-and-fro

Shadowy waving. Who will watch them shine

When I have dreamed my dream? Ah, darling mine,

Find them, gather them for me one by one.

~ Katherine Mansfield.


  1. So pretty! Desperately seeking a dress just like this; even moreso now! x

  2. Thanks girls!
    Alicia, the dress is current season from Sewn, you might be able to track one down x

  3. I can get back into your blog now, love! Thank goodness.
    OMG, Katherine Mansfield - *LOVE*
    Amber xxxx

  4. I adore Katherine Mansfield, she is right up there with Sylvia Plath for me! x

  5. love ur awesome dress and u looks so pretty <3333