The poem, Love is Enough, is a poem written by William Morris. The photograph is a terracotta tile purchased from The Red House. The Red House was designed and built by William Morris and is where he spent his early years with his young family and were said to be the happiest years of his life. His famous quote is “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” One of the most outstanding figures of the Arts and Crafts movement, he was an artist in the true sense or the word and was able to turn his hand to just about everything.
Love is Enough – William Morris
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.
Photograph by Jacqueline Nash