19 Jul 2008

Is it a Month  by J.M.Synge


This is a layout I thought the 'romantics' among  you might like. It is based on a beautiful love poem "Is it a month" by renowned Irish writer, and poet, J.M.Synge (pronounced 'sing') who lived 1891-1909
I used my own 'Folded' paper for the poem to accentuate the era it was written in, and overlaid it on to a tree background using 80 opacity. Then I used dark blue colour masks opacity 6 at the top and graduating to opacity 3 towards the bottom. As the words "wet and windy hedge" are in the poem I aimed for an overall wintery effect as well as trying to keep the aged feel of the poem, finally for effect I added stars . Take a few minutes, click the preview and enjoy this wonderful old poem.
"And stars grew wilder, growing wise In the splendour of your eyes"  

8 comments:

keira said...

This is a beautiful love poem, I know it well, thanks for putting it on your blog, go raibh maith agat

margaret said...

beautiful Gabrielle, Synge is one of my favourite writers

Fran said...

Hi Gabrielle, what a beautiful idea to give us this poem from Synge (I am discovering this writer). Beautiful layout and your font is well matching with it. Thank you so much !

Paddy'sgirl said...

This is a beautiful lo I can almost feel the mist, thanks for sharing it and the beautiful Synge poem, he was a wonderful poet as you say

monagirl said...

Gabrielle, how lovely is this? I love this writer and the line you picked out, Sooo romantic. Thank you for sharing some 'culture' on your blog I love it

KrisG said...

Beautiful poem!! I love what you did here! I have to say SOOOO sorry for not stopping by lately.... life has finally gotten in the way of my "blog time". My son and DIL had a baby... one pound 3 ounces... so I've been playing Grandma and watching the other grandkids while everyone else visits the hospital. Things will get better, LOL.

ANYWAY.... THANK YOU for all the fab freebies I've missed! I love your wood tags!!! And the wedding alpha is to die for! Gorgeous. Oooohhh... and thank you for the blog award! I never thought I'd see THAT coming my way, haha! Needless to say, it may take awhile before I get to pass it on. If you've visited my blog, it's been a few weeks since I've had time to even post (jeesh). I sooo love your blog and can't wait til I have my time back to devote to visiting. HUGE hugz!!!!

Karen said...

I saw this when I came to get your QP. I love the lo and the poem is Devine. We could all do with some romantics like Synge today. Thanks for this breath of fresh air1

Babs said...

So full of romance and love, thanks for the LO and the poem, I did take a few minutes to read and enjoy.