“The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
~ Robert Frost
Did you know poetry is one of the first forms of art to exist? Poems have been written in nearly every language and are a universal way to express sentiments, feelings and fiction. More than just a form of art, an inspiration line of poetry can lift one’s spirits, invoke a smile or a special memory.
April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration of the art of poetry. In celebration, for Tip Tuesday, we’re sharing ideas on how to work poetry into your Embroider Buddy® projects—a perfect combination that brings together the art of poetry with the art of embroidery.
Add a poem of love
There is no shortage of poems about love. Messages of love on a personalized Embroider Buddy® gift are special for many occasions. Try these lines of poetry (classic, modern and lyrical) on one of our buddies or pillows for a Mother’s Day gift, Valentine’s Day gift or even a bridal gift:
- “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” ~ Victor Hugo
- “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- “All of me loves all of you.” ~John Legend
Wish a little one sweet dreams
These poem excerpts would fit nicely on an Embroider Buddy® blankey and would make for thoughtful baby gift:
- Is all that we see or seem, but a dream within a dream? ~ Edgar Allan Poe
- Sleep, sleep, beauty bright; dreaming in the joys of night. ~ William Blake
- “Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.” ~ Margaret Wise Brown
Make someone smile
Sometimes you have to take life a little less seriously and simply have fun. A Dr. Seuss line of poetry is perfect for children and grown-ups alike, and is sure to bring a smile. Or try embroidering a silly quote on an Embroider Buddy® pillow—it makes a great conversation piece. Here are a few humourous, fun quotes to try:
- “We’re all a little weird. Life’s a little weird.” ~ Dr. Seuss
- “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” ~ Mark Twain
- “I can resist everything, but temptation.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Tell us: do you have a favourite poem or line of poetry? How could you use it on your next embroidery creation?
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