This past Sunday I was lucky enough to spend the day at an amazing place called Grounds for Sculpture located in Hamilton, NJ. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s really worth checking out. It’s a beautiful place filled with tons of inspiring pieces of art, and when you get hungry there’s an adorable cafe to eat at. (They also have a delicious flatbread pizza that I highly recommend.) Anyway, I’m going to be participating in a poetry contest that they are having, so I took a ton of pictures to fuel my inspiration. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite photos on here, but before I do that I’m going to warm you up with this lovely poem that is actually located on the grounds.
It’s called “When You Are Old” by W.B. Yeats, and it literally melted my heart.
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,/And nodding by the fire, take down this book,/And slowly read, and dream of the soft look/ Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;/How many loved your moments of glad grace,/And loved your beauty with love false or true,/But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,/And loved the sorrows of your changing face;/And bending down beside the glowing bars,/Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled/And paced upon the mountains overhead/And hid his face amid a crowd of stars