Public Domain Victorian Poem: Primrose Sweet by Samuel S. McCurry

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Here is a public domain Victorian poem by Samuel S. McCurry entitled "Primrose Sweet," originally published in March of 1893. This is how it goes:

O Primrose Sweet! Of sun and shower
The offspring fair. Of glade and bower
We watch thy dainty leaves unfold
In fairy clouds of clustered gold,
When wintry skies no longer lower.

The earnest, thou, of Spring's bright dower;
For thee we longed the dreary hour,
When wailed the winds across the world,
O Primrose Sweet!

We hail thy coming, gentle flower!
And, yielding to the majestic power,
Love, Love, that erst was doubting, cold,
Shall pipe to thee a paean bold,
And Faith revived shall cease to cower,
Primrose Sweet!

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Free Digital Ephemera for Garden and Nature Journals, Scrapbooking or Graphic Design: Victorian Girls in the Garden Tag Templates (Set #1)


A set of two Victorian trade cards originally published in the late 1880s.

The first card shows a girl in a summer orchard, reaching up to pluck a ripe peach as a colourful bird sings joyfully on a bough. A little verse below her hand reads: "Thy name is music unto me, Thy voice the sweetest melody." Her image is surrounded by a border of garden roses.

The second card shows another girl surrounded by various garden flowers, waving a handkerchief either in greeting or farewell. The verse that accompanies this card reads: "Smile on the flowers, they bring thee Love!"

Both have white space where you can add your own personal message. You can use these templates in garden and nature journals, for scrapbooking or in other graphic design projects such as for gift tags or greeting cards.

You can download the high-res 6" x 3.5" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark here and here.

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Art for Inspiration: The Edge of the Woods by Charles Courtney Curran

The Edge of the Woods, 1912
by Charles Courtney Curran (1861 - 1942)

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. Take long walks in the woods.
Robin S. Sharma

We walked always in beauty, it seemed to me. We walked and looked about, or stood and looked. Sometimes, less often, we would sit down. We did not often speak. The place spoke for us and was a kind of speech. We spoke to each other in the things we saw.
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow