The Castle-Builder



A gentle boy, with soft and silken locks

A dreamy boy, with brown and tender eyes, 

 A castle-builder, with his wooden blocks,

 And towers that touch imaginary skies.

A fearless rider on his father’s knee,  

An eager listener unto stories told

At the Round Table of the nursery,    

Of heroes and adventures manifold.

There will be other towers for thee to build;    

There will be other steeds for thee to ride;    

There will be other legends, and all filled    

 With greater marvels and more glorified.

Build on, and make thy castles high and fair,  

 Rising and reaching upward to the skies;   

 Listen to voices in the upper air,      

 Nor lose thy simple faith in mysteries.

 ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Blessings on your day, and build your castles!  🙂  Lisa

4 thoughts on “The Castle-Builder

  1. Wow! The picture really drew my attention. At first I thought that I had to look at it from a different angle. I did not realize that it was a wall! It is difficult to imagine the work and ingenuity that went into such a structure. And this was before the days of cranes, bulldozers, and all the other modern building tools.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the picture….it is truly amazing how well buildings were built in “days of yore”….hard work and amazing precision for sure.

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