The current Outlawz challenge is based on a poem by Edgar Allen Poe called Eulalie a Song, it was first published in 1845. It is slightly different wording to the poem Eulalie.
I DWELT alone
In a world of moan,
And my soul was a stagnant tide,
Till the fair and gentle Eulalie became my blushing bride —
Till the yellow-haired young Eulalie became my smiling bride.
Ah, less — less bright
The stars of the night
Than the eyes of the radiant girl!
And never a flake
That the vapour can make
With the moon-tints of purple and pearl,
Can vie with the modest Eulalie’s most unregarded curl —
Can compare with the bright-eyed Eulalie’s most humble and careless curl.
Now Doubt — now Pain
Come never again,
For her soul gives me sigh for sigh,
And all day long
Shines, bright and strong,
Astarté within the sky,
While ever to her dear Eulalie upturns her matron eye —
While ever to her young Eulalie upturns her violet eye.
As with many poems it feels like it is written in a foreign language as it is not really the style we speak or write now. A quick google search leads to many analyses of the poem.
For my card inspiration I chose to go with “With the moon-tints of purple and pearl,” and “smiling bride” I printed a purple and pearl coloured moon and cut with a circular die, then used a sparkly purply card to cut out a bride and groom on my Cricut. Keeping with the purple theme as Violet is also mentioned in the last line, I used a purple circle and purple card with backing paper with purple flowers. Added the greeting Bride & Groom Congratulations
Card is available to purchase from me