Friday, May 19, 2023

Add to the Beauty: Poetry, Picture

Bed in Summer
by Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

I know this precious poem by heart and it floats thru my mind this time of year as the sun sets later and later.  I learned Stevenson's poems with my first baby in the early 80's.  We didn't have black out shades then.  We had the off white pull down shades; the shades that tap tap tapped in the breeze and had a crochet ring pull.  
Sleepy sweaty babes in a glowing bedroom.
Not so very bad, really.

I encourage you to learn this...and share it with the little ones in your life.
Or just enjoy it yourself.  I enjoy it regularly.  *wink

Donna Elsie

Monday, May 08, 2023

Add to the beauty: Poetry

 'An Unexpected Guest' by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.

Click the link to hear a lovely poem.  I tried to get it on this page, but alas, my blogging skillz are rusty.

I think this is a rather unexpected poem and i just loved it.  Moved me to tears.
I was waiting for the last line....

Encourage one another,
Donna Elsie

Monday, May 01, 2023

Met Gala: Miz Boo: Searching for Beauty

Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty
Met Gala 2023

Like it.  Love those shoes.

Hello, pretty, nice, lovely looking couple.

You look elegant tonight.

One of my favorite black and white gowns.  
This one is so lovely.

My favorite!!!  The fabric is the classic Chanel tweed.  It's a perfect play on Chanel and something different and beautiful.

This nutty dress is my favorite of all the avantgard pieces.
This Dr Seuss-ish number made me smile.

Mindy, I hope someone got a picture of you not snarling because you look absolutely gorgeous in this pretty dress!!!

Very pretty.

I bet she had this in her closet.  
Effortless chic.
Her face is so pretty.  She is one of the most beautiful women there tonight.
I should figure out who she is.
(Update: This is Radhika Jones, the editor in chief of Vanity Fair)

Here is that Chanel tweed again.  This look is very good, I think.
Unique and fitting the theme without being INSANE.


The black makes it a Lagerfeld look.  The pink is very pretty.

I wonder if there is a Lagerfeld pink.  Cause if there is...this is it.

Unique, but elegant and pretty.

Roger Federer and Mirka Federer.  
Perfect in every way.

Who knew it would take the Met Gala to bring me out of blogging hibernation???
Janet and I were chatting about the dresses and as I was compiling my faves I figured I'd share them with you too!  

Happy May!  

Hope you enjoyed the fashion show.  
The Vogue website has a few hundred wild and crazy outfits.  Feel free to check those out if you wish.
But you know me....
if you can't say something nice....

I'm just here to Add to the Beauty.

Encourage one another,