Once again I can’t remember where I read it but apparently the trend of chalkboard writing is “so last year”. Too bad because I just thought of something I wanted to write.
So I thought I should put a chalkboard in it until a better solution came along.
I picked the opening lines of a poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy:
Ode from his book Music and Moonlight (1874):
We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.
With wonderful deathless ditties,
we build up the world’s great cities.
And out of a fabulous story,
we fashion an empire’s glory.
One man, with a dream, at pleasure
can go forth and conquer a crown.
And three, with a new song’s measure
can trample an empire down.
We, in the ages lying,
in the buried past of the Earth,
built Nineveh with our sighing
and Babel itself with our mirth.
And o’erthrew them with prophesying
to the old of the New World’s worth.
For each age is a dream that is dying,
or one that is coming to birth.
I practiced the lettering on paper then tried it freehand on my makeshift chalkboard.
If a piece of real art that fits this frame comes along one day I’ll probably switch it out.
But for now, I like it.
Do you have a favorite saying?