The Crazy Suburban Mom: Wordless Wednesday Dec. 9

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Dec. 9



Do you know that poem?

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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley. 1849–1903


Lin 12/9/09, 7:33 AM  

Yeah. Sweet start to the day, Tracy. Thanks. :)

Shelle 12/9/09, 9:35 AM  

great pic...don't know the poem. happy ww

Snowcatcher 12/9/09, 11:01 AM  

Very beautiful picture to go with a haunting poem I haven't heard in many a year! I also enjoyed your aprons. What a hoot!

Andrea (ace1028) 12/9/09, 11:27 AM  

Pretty picture!

Liza 12/9/09, 11:49 AM  

Thanks for sharing the lovely photo and poem. Happy WW!

Lynette 12/9/09, 12:15 PM  

simply beautiful

Pie 12/9/09, 12:20 PM  

That's a lovely poem.

Mine are here and here.

@eloh 12/9/09, 1:34 PM  

Yes, it has long been one of my favorites.
It speaks to the soul.

JamericanSpice 12/9/09, 1:44 PM  

I've never seen this one before but have heard it mentioned in things I read. I like it! I'm the captain of my soul.

Julie@Momspective 12/9/09, 2:39 PM  

What a great Wordless Wednesday! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Brooke 12/9/09, 7:34 PM  

Beautiful photograph and a lovely poem... I swear I have heard it before but not positive

Blessings Abound 12/10/09, 1:47 AM  

I think that poem matches that picture perfectly! :)

Just a Plane Ride Away 12/15/09, 5:03 AM  

That's a gorgeous photo! And a beautiful poem.

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