This tiny piece of (almost) nothingness was based upon the last few lines of a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Although I’d read the poem before, (way back in my teens), I’d forgotten about it until I opened a book to read one evening and found the ending of the poem at the very start of the book. On the opening page, were these last eight lines of the poem:
I have you fast in my fortress, And will not let you depart, But put you down into the dungeon In the round-tower of my heart.
And there will I keep you forever, Yes, forever and a day, Till the walls shall crumble to ruin, And moulder in dust away!!
Those lines have stayed with me ever since – and I’ve never forgotten them.
It was because of the last four lines of the poem that I decided to make The Round Tower of my Heart pin/brooch.
It’s really quite tiny to look at with the naked eye – at less than an inch at it’s very widest point, and although 2″ tall it looks smaller because of the design. (measurements in the photograph are in centimetres).
I purposely made it with a nod to the more whimsy, but in very dark silvery grey/black, as I wanted it to feel like it was, although a little foreboding and from the depths of somewhere that was dark, actually a quiet, gentle, beautiful place (hence the whimsical beauty of the piece) – but that it was also a place which kept that within its walls a closely guarded secret, and away from the prying eyes of others. Down in the dungeon; in the Round Tower of my Heart.
Thank you so much for visiting, and having a read. I hope the pin brooch is something which holds something for you.
Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium
I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck!
This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium.
I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form.
One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'.
Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows.
I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course).
I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash.
Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!)
Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3
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2 thoughts on “The Round-Tower of my Heart.”
This is talent! I make my little things, write and create, according to my friends and a few customers, some lovely bags, hats and afghans…. but you are talented!
Hello Lori! 😀 Aw you are SO kind. Thank you my friend.
I need to let you into a bit of a secret which I didn’t share in the post above, but this is kind of blowing my mind right now … When I was making the Round Tower of my Heart, I was (cross my heart) thinking about you. You popped into my mind from nowhere, and, as God is my witness, I actually said to myself: “I think Lori would like this one because of the things that she too has locked in her own Round Tower in her heart.
And here you are commenting on that very piece. Now isn’t that the weirdest thing??!!
God Bless you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave me some of your own heart, here on my blog.
Sending love your way, my friend. ~ Cobs. xxx
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