Wednesday, April 10, 2013

La Cigale et la fourmi - Le Poem Rug from Ballard Design

Le Poem -This is what the rug says:
The cricket had sung her song all summer long but found her victuals too few when the north wind blew.  Nowhere could she espy a single morsel of worm or fly.

Her neighbor, the ant, might, she thought, help her in her plight, and she begged her for a little grain till summer would come back again.

“By next August I’ll repay both Interest and principal; animal’s oath.”

Now, the ant may have a fault or two
But lending is not something she will do.

She asked what the cricket did in summer.
“By night and day, to any comer I sang whenever I had the chance.”

“You sang, did you? That’s nice. Now dance.”




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xinex said...

I love the runner, very pretty!....Christine

Cristina Garay said...

Beautiful rug, nice poem!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Beautiful runner!
Thanks for stopping by.

The French Hutch said...

I love anything from Ballard’s! I’ve eyed this runner too and loved your photos. Cute story.......
Happy Sunday.

The French Hutch

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a beautiful rug! I love Ballard Designs, they have some beautiful things. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!

Brandi said...

I love browsing Ballard online for ideas, but I never purchased anything from there. I really like your runner and the way your incorporated your poetry into the post.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute poem and I adore the runner. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Crystelle Boutique said...

I love the runner! You are seriously talented.... What a great idea!!

hugs x
Crystelle Boutique

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, I love your runner! It looks perfect. Love your awesome story, too! Thank you so much sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend.