I went to see Black Nativity with my daughters a few weekends ago and discovered Langston Hughes. I have now read many of his poems and I love A Dream Deferred:
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
I like how visual he wrote, and for some reason, I have been thinking about all the meanings behind this poem. We all defer dreams. I have a ton of deferred dreams in the back of my mind, and a bunch of my deferred dreams have already exploded. This poem has inspired a few card ideas in the back of my mind and here is one:
I used the Sketch from Seems A Little Sketchy #54, computer generated my sentiment (a poem by Mark Twain) and used a ship from Squigglefly artist, Graham Gamble, called Tall Ship. I received this image free because for every $15 you spend at Squigglefly, you get one image of your choice (a set even) free - so you really get a 20% discount on everything you buy. I am also entering this in the last Squigglefly challenge of the year (we are all taking a little Christmas break) which is to add a touch of red to your card. It is our team's week off but I couldn't resist - especially since it is the last one of the year!
This is a fun little card I made for my Sister Sharon's birthday. I cased the cupcake card from THIS site (Scrapbook & Cards Today).
Hope your week is going well - Hugz!