Friday, July 22, 2011

hair-spiration & poetry

 Currently obsessing about : Hairspray (the movie) and Long, fairy- like hair ... 

... much unlike my messy mess, still awake late at night  


 Strange is thy pallor! Strange thy dress!
Strange, above all, thy length of tress,
And all this solemn silentness!
(from "The Sleeper" by Edgar Allen Poe)


Her gold hair fell on the wall of gold
Like delicate gossamer tangles spun
On the burnished disk of marigold
Or the sun-flower turning to meet the sun
When the gloom of the jealous night is done
(from "In the Gold Room" by Oscar Wilde)


He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter
Bess, the landlord’s daughter
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.
He stood upright in the stirrups; he scarce could reach her hand,
But she loosened her hair in the casement! His face burnt like a brand
As the sweet black waves of perfume came tumbling o’er his breast,
Then he kissed its waves in the moonlight
(O sweet black waves in the moonlight!),
And he tugged at his reins in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west.

(from "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes) 

Silken threads of charcoal black,
Shimmering iridescent plumage,
Let them swallow me up,
Entangle and entwine,
Ensnare my restless feet
And tether me like a hawk’s jesses,
Let me drown in her tresses.
(author unknown)


She foots it ever fair and young,
Her locks are tied in haste,
And one is o’er her shoulder flung,
And hangs below her waist.
(from "The Unrealised Ideal" by Frederick Locker-Lampson)

You need but lift a pearl-pale hand,
And bind up your long hair and sigh;
And all men’s hearts must burn and beat;
And candle-like foam on the dim sand,
And stars climbing the dew-dropping sky,
Live but to light your passing feet. 
(from "He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes" by William Butler Yeats) 


Her flowing locks, the raven’s wing,
Adown her neck and bosom hing;
How sweet unto that breast to cling,
And round that neck entwine her!

(from "Her Flowing Locks" by Robert Burns)


  1. WOW. That is one wicked looking skirt.

    I don't like my hair. I wish it was smooth, straight and perfect like others. Instead it's thick and wild. I just got pomelted by the wind and now it's probably fit for a bird to take up home it.

    At least I could always shave it off and get a wig.


  2. Beautiful! I always adore long natural hair :DD

  3. wow! i adore those beautiful long hair, I wish i could give extra care for my hair too ;0

  4. Long hair is what I want :) I'm still waiting for my hair to grow more long~

    The ear piercing didn't hurt at all ~ if you want the second ear piercing, go for it :D!! I'm too scared to get piercings anywhere else except for my earlobes.

  5. very beautiful images. Wish my hair is longer now. Hehe...the one with the long hair hanging down from the bunk bed is kinda creepy tho. Thanks for the sweet comments !


  6. Beautiful pictures. I love long hair and I'm growing mine out too :)

  7. beautiful photos flo :) xxx

  8. so many beautiful photos and i love the caption! :D

  9. Such great hair inspiration!

  10. these are so gorgeous and eerily beautiful :D Love your photos!!
    Come follow my blog hun :)

  11. So much hair! The good least not my cat's. Very cool post.

  12. Such a cool post! Love the poems you found.

  13. Love the pictures! You have gorgeous hair, too.

  14. So cool. Hope you have a great weekend.

  15. The imagine with the barbie skirt is hilarious, must tweet it!

  16. inspiring photos! :)

    kibear ♥

  17. florence, i like the photos of you best of all! great poetic selections. sweet ones with flowers & sidewalk quotation.

  18. AAWWW...this is beautiful!!!! And the selection of your pictures just perfection.

    <3 Marina

  19. i love these pics! they are amazing! :) thanks so much for your sweet comment and for following!!! im following your wonderful blog now too :)

  20. I love these photos! <3 So pretty!

  21. Hi! I like this post so much, really great inspirations pics!
    If you want come and visit my blog, and if you like, follow me!

  22. omg the dress with the dolls is freaky!! but cool haha. and that last pic with girls in long hair b&w pic reminds me of the that horror movie The Ring lol such fun edgy pics!

  23. aww so many purty photos :D this is why I like having long hair!! thanks for the comment on my blog! I like all of SHINee's songs ^_^ I especially like "Your Name" and "Love Like Oxygen" ♥

  24. hair is so fun. it can change ur look so much too

  25. Oh magnifique! i liked the photos, like always :D
    Greets from
    Good friday !

  26. so great! :)
    Thanks for you comment honey,
    this post was very useful to me!
    I have a great idea for my hair. ;D

  27. Absolutely gorgeous inspiration photos!

  28. I love you choice in pictures.. and the poems too~ They're very unique and inspiring ^_^
    The picture with the hair flowing from the bunks kind of scare me though .. XD reminds me of death D: Haha Hairspray.. is that the movie that was released AGES ago? O__O" or is it a completely different movie with the same title... *derp derp*

  29. thanks, your blog is cute as well !! i love the long hair inspiration, definitely made me want to keep growing my hair !

  30. wow amzing pictures!! hairstle i have watched the old version but not the new one and it look great^^ and i am in love with the collcetion!

  31. I can't claim to know much about poetry, but the images are brilliant. Love them.

  32. Love the pictures! Plenty of beautiful hair. :) xx

  33. Such gorgeous photos! Would love to have hair like any of these girls!

    fleeting moments

  34. ou have a cool blog!

    You have a new follower!

    Have a nice day!

  35. I love long hair! Sometimes I feel like chopping mine off though!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  36. Gorgeous photos! Alright, fine I'll admit some of then sort of creeped me out (the hair ones LOL!) But they're still deep nonetheless! Thanks so much for your comment btw! My hair colour was just something from a home-dye box! I think it was one of those liese foam dyes! It's really easy to get the colour but I didn't like it and just had my hair redone recently at a salon! It's now a very ash brown! =D The Palty dyes will give you that colour too =)

  37. That barbie skirt is crazy! xx

  38. nice pics! but the last pic looks a bit creepy hehe
    I didn't perm my hair permanently, :)

  39. the barbie skirt is amazing and i love the photos :3 i wish I had super long hair now :( :p

  40. I love long hair! and the "barbie skirt" it's so cool! Ahah nice post honey!

  41. cutie))
    Beautiful photos, very

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  42. i love the in the gold room one!!!
    lol at the barbie skirt!!! i die!
    use horse shampoo!! lol my friend uses it and says it works!

  43. if i were a girl, I really wish I have a looong hair as he girls on the pics.


    bw you just got awards from me, flo.
    check it! :)

  44. Love all the poems you've chosen, and Hairspray is such a cool film!! Btw that Audrey picture looks familiar :P

  45. great post, inspiring photos

  46. Aha, I love Hairspray! Whenever I'm down, I (secretly) blast the soundtrack. Sooo fun to sing and dance to! Haha. I'm a total dork.

    Great shots! Love the mood.

  47. Award Alert!<3

  48. wow! fantastic inspiration! :)


  49. Yay for fairy like hair! Pretty pictures, thanks for sharing :) I haven't seen Hairspray yet, but i should!!!

  50. Beautiful photographs and quotes! Growing up, I always had waist-length hair until I cut it reallyy short when I was 16. Then it grew out and I did it again when I was 20. Finally 3 years later it's finally long again!

  51. wow! beautiful pictures <3


  52. lovely inspirational photos and poetry. so beautiful and haunting

  53. lovely as always =)
    thanks for sharing!

  54. what a beautiful hair on each picture! and it's not about hair the whole shot is great! thank for sharing beauty.

    Inside and Outsde Blog

  55. some really cool pictures girl:)!

  56. i love having long hair. it's so versatile (though i love super short cuts too!). you have gorgeous hair too!

  57. lovely pics!
    but.. seriously..
    the last pic creeps me out!
    reminds me of a horror movie
    sadako.. or something


  58. first picture is my favorite one :D very cool this post honey!


    Have a nice weekend! :)


  59. the little tutu skirt with the barbiedolls and her wearing red lipstick with the flower in her mouth - is artsy and cute and well I like :)

  60. I wish my hair was that long ! Great pics :)

  61. I just cut my too long hair and this post makes me miss it, just a tiny bit!


  62. such an inspiring post! I love it :) Oh, and my topknot takes me about 20 seconds, thats why it always looks so crazy! haha

  63. I'm in love with you and your blog. WOW! So beautiful. Following.

    Love from Norway
    Karoline Kalvo

  64. So pretty Florence! And I love those poems! I'm into literature as well.:3

    @FLORENCE: Aww ゎーィ♪ヽ(*´∀`)ノ Thank you dearie. I am better now, thanks to you guys!
    I thought that I shouldn't be being so sad when I have some like you cheering me up. ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ::・'゚☆。.::・'゚★。.::・'゚☆

    I'll surely visit you! <3 Let's be friends!

  65. Beautiful, loving all the inspiration.

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