Tuesday, 7 September 2010

a Lady in the Making...

If you can keep your head
when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
but make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet not look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - but not make dreams your master,
If you can think - but not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build them up with worn-out tools;



If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on, when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings, yet not lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything in it.
And, what is more, you’ll be a LADY, my girl!

[inspired by Joseph Rudyard Kipling}

23 comments:

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

wow i like it but it seems like a lot to do, i guess its apart of life and its worth it
i hope your haveing a great weekend

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fe,

Love the beautiful words and photos you have shared today.
You asked about our seasons here in NZ, we have just come out of our winter, so yes spring follows.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Rebecca said...

Thank you for the follow :) Am now following you. I loved this Elle shoot. Have you seen the latest kate hudson one? They're gorgeous! xx

Jess said...

hi, I'm Jess from Taiwan.
thanks for the sweet comment!
your blog is so lovely :)

Ariadne said...

Nice post!Kisses!

Miss ED said...

Very inspired and inspirational post, as usual ;)

Ripped Nylon

Laura said...

Nice post and blog...

follow me on twitter if you want

ultramaryna said...

thank you!

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bubbs... said...

Lovely poem...Natalie Portman is also so fabulous! I can't wait to see her new dark movie Black Swan.

Bubbs
www.paris-on-my-mind.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Fé... said...
I think it's a very very nice flat. I especially love the large windows. I've always had a soft spot for glasses so that sunshine can fill the room. And the bedroom is pretty cute as well. Hope you had fantastic years as a student! Good day, Rebecca!

6 September 2010 08:33
Rebecca said...
Thank you fe, I love the windows too, it's such a pretty view but I bet it's gonna get so warm in there during the summer. It's all pretty bare at the moment and will look better with a few personal touches which I will post on here so keep a look out :) Thank you for commenting x

Tangerine Fairy said...

What a gorgeous woman and a great actress she is..

Sarah Klassen said...

How beautiful, lovely Fé! Your blog is just a pleasure to visit... hope you had a wonderful weekend, xoxo

AH said...

beautiful post!

Lulu said...

this is so cool! how lovely =]
what a gorgeous blog!

The Owl's Closet said...

Thanks for sharing the inspiration:) Lovely pics, as well!

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Caroline in the City said...

I love Natalie Portman. And that profile shot is to die for!!

I also love how you post poetry with your images.

Have a wonderful day!!
x

Caroline

Kate said...

LOVE this, I have pictures of her in my room, great poem to, a nice daily dose of inspiration.

Lisa said...

I love these pictures, i posted them too a lil while back, and beautiful poem too!

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Zoé Hermsen said...

she's such a beauty! nice blog!
i followed(; do you want to follow mine?

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Valen-CIA said...

is that natalie portman? Wow!

Le Temps d'M said...

nice pics ;)

HIJABS & CO said...

i love this actrice <3

Fé... said...

No, no, Rebecca, I haven't seen it. But dying to! :) Elle's photoshoot's kinda cool, don't you think?

Thanks for the compliment, Jess. Hello to you from Indonesia!

You're welcome, Ultramaryna? But what are you thanking me for? I'm lost here :p

Would so much love you, Zoé. It's my pleasure :)

The one and only, Len!