In my last post I talked about William Morris and his artistic movement “Arts and Crafts”, a movement linked to design and decorative arts from the end of the 19th century. On the Internet you can find many of his designs and I ended up arriving at his poem “Love is Enough”, a short nine-line poem that talks about the power of love.
I saw it written on the cover of a green book with botanical designs around it and inspired me to create a nice embroidery design. It’s a free cross stitch pattern so easy to embroider. The chosen colors can be varied, as can the leaves and branches. Have fun sewing and adapting it to your style.
If you are curious, this is the first verse of the original poem and its translation into Spanish.
|LOVE is enough: though the World be a-waning,|
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass’d over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.
|El amor es suficiente: aunque el mundo disminuya,|
Y los bosques no tengan voces salvo la voz de la pena,
Aunque el cielo sea demasiado negro para que los débiles ojos
Perciban el rubor dorado de las flores creciendo debajo,
Aunque las colinas sean pilares de sombras, y el mar una maravilla oscura,
Y ese día dibuje un velo sobre todos los hechos pasados,
Sus manos no harán temblar, sus pies no harán vacilar;
El vacío no agotará ni el miedo alterará
Estos labios y estos ojos de amante y amado.