Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lady of Lilies

The Calla Lily, by Albert E.S. Smythe

When the lofty peerless lily,
Silver-browed and chastely chilly,
Hides the dream on which she museth
What a world the poet loseth!
Lady of Lilies Witch Hat

She is queenly on her stem,
Though she wear no diadem,
And she knows she is a queen,
Self-contained, self-ruled, serene;
No supremacy requiring,
No predominance desiring,
Owning such estate of beauty
Reverence becomes a duty.
Thus there dwells the stainless form
Even fancy fails to warm
With the dainty blossom-hues
Morning freshens with her dews. 
photographs courtesy of Peter Ferioli

12 comments:

stregata said...

So charming, this one!

Carapace said...

ok, I admit I am a dirty-minded wench and can't look at flowers without snickering-- it's still a very pretty hat!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your hats are just SO gorgeous! The lilies are beautiful. :) Theresa

aquariann said...

Awesome hat and pretty words! And I can't help but stare at the flower photo ... *dusts off mind*

Medieval Muse said...

You've fabulously translated nature into fabric! Beautiful work.

Cameron said...

Calla lilies grew abundantly in my Mother's yard growing up...and she always said she loved that the only flower she could grow with ease was one known for the dead....

That hat is gorgeous, Dear Friend!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is just gorgeous!

Carousel Dreams said...

Wow, what an amazing creation! As for the lilies, I have them growing like weeds in my garden...they were from my mum and dad's garden, so they are extra special...Happy Halloween my friend x

Faerie♥Kat said...

Gorgeous hat, gorgeous flower, gorgeous poem and really gorgeous YOU!

Angela said...

I love your hats! So gorgeous and magical :-)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of Bloglandia with your birthday wishes!!

Now this is a Couture witch's hat if I ever saw one!! I bet she was the envy of all the other caldren girls!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am taking the whole afternoon to catch up on Blog visiting! I feel I have missed so much since my show and then Silver Bella!

This hat is gorgeous, just like everything you create!

Guess who loves you?
Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

xoxo