Monday, 8 June 2015

Something Dreamy...

Early tomorrow morning, I'll be setting off for Belgium in preparation of spending a few days in the beautiful city of Bruges.  I've lost count of how many times I've visited this area now, however I'll continue revisiting as it never seems to lose it's charm!

I find that when I'm on the verge of visiting somewhere far away, I tend to spend more time looking back over some of my favourite poems.  You could put it down to many things, however I like to think that the sense of 'escape' has something to do with it.  So anyway, whilst I'm away this week, I thought I'd leave you with a hopelessly romantic and dreamy poem by Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee.






















x

Annabel Lee


It was many and many a year ago, 
   In a kingdom by the sea, 
That a maiden there lived whom you may know 
   By the name of Annabel Lee; 
And this maiden she lived with no other thought 
   Than to love and be loved by me. 

I was a child and she was a child, 
   In this kingdom by the sea, 
But we loved with a love that was more than love— 
   I and my Annabel Lee— 
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven 
   Coveted her and me. 

And this was the reason that, long ago, 
   In this kingdom by the sea, 
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling 
   My beautiful Annabel Lee; 
So that her highborn kinsmen came 
   And bore her away from me, 
To shut her up in a sepulchre 
   In this kingdom by the sea. 

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven, 
   Went envying her and me— 
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know, 
   In this kingdom by the sea) 
That the wind came out of the cloud by night, 
   Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee. 

But our love it was stronger by far than the love 
   Of those who were older than we— 
   Of many far wiser than we— 
And neither the angels in Heaven above 
   Nor the demons down under the sea 
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul 
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; 

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams 
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; 
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes 
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; 
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side 
   Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride, 
   In her sepulchre there by the sea— 
   In her tomb by the sounding sea.

- Edgar Allan Poe


With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Happy Monday, lovely! This is post is indeed VERY dreamy! Oh, and Edgar Allan Poe is my fave!!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. So nice to know you're also a fan of his poetry :) Have a lovely weekend, Vanessa!

      Gabrielle x

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  2. Awww Gabrielle this was a lovely read, the poem from Edgar Allan Poe is wonderful <3 I hope you enjoy Bruges <3


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    1. So pleased you enjoyed it Serene - I had a fantastic time in Belgium, thank you!

      Gabrielle x

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  3. Beautiful post! Love the poem! :) beautiful pictures just set the mood off right! :) Have a great trip!

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      Gabrielle x

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  4. Beautiful photos, that poem is the perfect way to start off a week. Thanks for sharing babe!
    XO JNESS
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    1. Thanks Jenessa, I love spending time photographing flowers :)

      Gabrielle x

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  5. Absolutely lovely post!! really inspiring and so so beautiful!! thanks for sharing!
    have a nice time in Bruges!
    xx, natali

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    1. What a lovely message, thanks so much Natali! Have a wonderful weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  7. Have a fantastic vacation Gabrielle! I'm looking forward to an abundance of photos upon your return :)

    Keisha xo
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    1. I had a really wonderful time, thanks Keisha.. blog posts coming soon!!

      Gabrielle x

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  8. The flowers, the lighting, and the poem are all so dreamy! Hope you're having a blast! Can't wait to see photos when you get back!

    be the plebeian

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    1. Thank you Jasmine, I'm so glad you enjoyed this post. I took WAY too many photos in Belgium, blog posts coming soon! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  9. Oh, this is such a lovely post my dear Gabi :D the poem is wonderful... <3

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    1. Thank you gorgeous, have a lovely weekend :)

      Gabrielle x

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  10. lovely post

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  11. Beautiful poem <3 Stay safe and enjoy your stay there :)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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    1. Thank you Shaira, I had a really great time in Bruges!

      Gabrielle x

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  12. love it :)

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  13. Hi Gabrielle! Great way to start off the week with the poem, very dreamy indeed! Bruges is such a beautiful city!! I have been there as well and loved it! Make sure to eat a lot of French fries and delicious chocolate ;)

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    1. Hey Josune.. I'm really glad you enjoyed the poem and I couldn't agree with you more about Bruges, it's a beautiful city! I can assure you I indulged in far too many chips and chocolate haha :)

      Gabrielle x

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  14. Great pictures and lovely poem!! :)
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  15. It's so touching and absolutely marvelous. I like Poe so much. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm so pleased you love this poem as much as I do Eliza!

      Gabrielle x

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  16. I knew we were soulmates, this is my favorite poem!! :)) Sorry for the long absence, I haven't really been online for the past few weeks.. I hope you have an amazing time in Belgium!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. Haha you're so sweet, it's nice to know you also admire this poem Anett! That's no problem, I hope you're well :) Thanks so much, I had a brilliant time in Belgium!

      Gabrielle x

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  17. Have a wonderful time in Bruges! I have the funniest memories from Bruges...well idk if its funny, but my boyfriend came to visit me in Berlin when we were both studying abroad and for his 21st birthday we went out all night in Berlin and had a 6am flight to Brussels the next morning, with Bruges as our end destination...basically all we did once we made it to Bruges was buy giant waffles, order a beer, and then sleep...so safe to say we minimally saw the beautiful city! Next time! But looking forward to seeing your photos :)

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    1. Thank you Chelsea, I had such a good time.. I'm missing Bruges already! Oh wow, you must have been absolutely shattered.. although at least you found the time (and stomach) to enjoy a giant waffle! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  18. Have fun in Bruges, lady!
    Happy Tuesday!

    -Ashley
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  19. Wonderful post and poem!!!
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Isabel!

      Gabrielle x

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  20. Aww what a lovely photos to match with the beautifully written poem <3 Enjoy your time in Bruges Gabrielle <3

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    1. That's lovely of you to say, thanks Sarah! Bruges treated me very, very well.. :)

      Gabrielle x

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  21. We had about Edgar in english class and I looove stanza 4 in this poem! :))

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      Gabrielle x

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  22. Makes me kind of sad but it is very beautiful.

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    1. It's a very touching poem, I agree!

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  23. Have a wonderful time in Belgium. I love revisiting favorite destinations. :) Also, I should really read more poetry. I love the lines in the last stanza especially. XO -Alexandra

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    1. Revisiting places can be just as fun as discovering them for the first time, as you know what to save time for! I'm really glad you enjoyed this poem Alexandra :)

      Gabrielle x

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  24. oh my... that was lovely! :)

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      Gabrielle x

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  25. Thanks for sharing! Very beautiful <3

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    1. You're very welcome Kylie!

      Gabrielle x

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  26. Hun, this is such a beautiful post - I really do love your posts as they're all unique and VERY elegant making this a unique blog. I could spend ages just browsing through your photos and posts!!! Love it :)

    Hope you're well and hope you're having a wonderful week so far! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. This was such a lovely message to receive, thank you so much Layla :) I'm really glad you're enjoying my blog and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

      Gabrielle x

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  27. beautiful yet tragic in a way... beautiful visuals. Hope you will have a splendid time away! Shall look forward to great posts coming this way *_^

    Cheers,
    Jeann
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    1. That's very true, I find this poem so touching! Thanks so much Jeann, I'm looking forward to sharing my travel diaries here soon :)

      Gabrielle x

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  28. This was such a great read Gabrielle. I just loved the photos and I loved the poem. Thanks for posting this.

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    1. That's really great to hear Kia, thanks so much for letting me know!

      Gabrielle x

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  29. I forgot how beautiful that poem is! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy Belgium!

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      Gabrielle x

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  30. Hi gorgeous! First of all, thanks for sharing that beautiful poem. I hope you have a great time in Bruges, enjoy your trip!
    xx

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    1. Hey Deb! That's no problem, it's nice to hear that so many others like it too. Thanks so much, I had a incredible time in Belgium :)

      Gabrielle x

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  31. That's so beautiful Gabrielle! Gorgeous flowers! Have a fantabulous time!
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    1. Carnations really are so pretty and delicate!

      Gabrielle x

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  32. I love this poem! It is so pretty!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Glad you think so too!

      Gabrielle x

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      Gabrielle x

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    1. 'Hauntingly beautiful' is a great way of describing Annabel Lee!

      Gabrielle x

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  35. Hope you have an amazing time in Bruges. Edgar Allan Poe was an interesting character, quite a dark one by all accounts!

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    1. Thanks very much Suze! I couldn't agree with you more, he's fascinating to read about!

      Gabrielle x

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  36. Beautiful!! I hope you have a wonderful time my dear :) xx

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      Gabrielle x

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  38. YOU ARE IN BELGIUM AND YOU HAVE NOT YET TOLD ME. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT LOVELY. YOUR VISITING MY COUNTRY AND I AM ONLY FINDING THIS OUT NOW?!

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    1. Haha I feel terrible, I had no idea I hadn't let you know! All I can say is that I indulged in many, many waffles, chocolate truffles and frites in your lovely home country! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  39. This is so nice.
    Beautiful written words.
    XO

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    1. Thanks Zarrah, Edgar was one very talented man!

      Gabrielle x

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  40. It's beautiful that travel makes you want to read poetry. Annabel Lee is a poem I've read many times in English classes, and I find it more beautiful every time I read it. It's sad yet has some sense of hope that he still has his Annabel in the tomb by the sea. Thank you for sharing! I love giving poems a re-read. Just beautiful.
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    1. It's nice to know you're also a fan of Edgar's Annabel Lee, it truly is very beautiful. You're more than welcome Brooke, thanks so much for stopping by! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  41. What a beautiful poem. I remember reading Edgar Allan Poe in high school. A story about a tell-tale heart. It scared me :) Enjoy Bruges.

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    1. It seems many fortunate souls studied Edgar Allan Poe at some point at school!

      Gabrielle x

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  42. pretty pictures, I know that poem ( I have to learn them for one of my castings :D )

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    1. Thanks Karolina - this must have been fun to memorise haha!

      Gabrielle x

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  43. so cute ...thanks for sharing this poem also loving the pictures :)

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    1. That's no problem Marie, so glad you like my photos :)

      Gabrielle x

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  44. I love the flowers dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks lovely, carnations are always a pleasure to photograph

      Gabrielle x

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  45. Such a lovely post and I love the piece at the end too... such a nice addition :)

    Elle
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    1. Glad you think so Elle, have a wonderful weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  46. well i've never read poems but i like this one, maybe u convice me to read others :)
    beautiful pics Honey:)
    greetings! :)
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    1. Haha well perhaps if I feature enough poems, you'll be swayed?! :)

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  47. Beautiful flowers. Have fun on your trip!

    -Audrey
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    1. Thanks Audrey, I had a fantastic time!

      Gabrielle x

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  48. The words... they go straight into the soul!
    Edita
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    1. What a lovely way of describing your thoughts on this poem Edyta!

      Gabrielle x

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  49. Love this poem, Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorite poets. ^^
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    1. That's great to hear, I can entirely understand why - each of his poems are so moving!

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  50. I love Edgar Allan Poe and this poem is amazing. This was such an inspiring post, something different and light. Hope you are having a fantastic time in Belgium, Gabrielle! xx

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this slightly more unusual post, María! I had a really great time in Belgium and I'm so looking forward to sharing my adventure here soon :)

      Gabrielle x

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  51. That poem is so beautiful (and those flowers are, too!)
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    1. Carnations are so delicate and beautiful, I agree!

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  52. This is a very well written poem, thanks for sharing Gabrielle. Have a fantastic time in Belgium! ^_^

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    1. The wonders of Edgar, hey?! Thanks Alyce!

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  53. Hope you're enjoying your city break! Loving this poem and the pics are great.
    Can't wait to hear about your trip!

    X

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    1. Thanks gorgeous, I had a fabulous city break! That's great to hear.. and I can't wait to share!

      Gabrielle x

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  54. really beautiful poem :) Great post, I love thew flowers :)

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  55. Annabel Lee is one of my all time favorite poems!! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! :) http://alyssaandress.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. I'm really glad you also love Annabel Lee! Thank you so much for nominating me, you're so sweet :)

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  56. Totally beautiful! Love it so much!
    Have a great evening!
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  57. Beautiful poem!!
    Have a great time in Bruges, I have been three times there and I will not get tired to visit this dream city, it is gorgeous!
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    1. Ah, it seems we're both fans of Bruges - I just can't stop myself for revisiting again and again! :)

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  59. What a beautifully written poem! The photos go well with it too!

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  60. Have a lovely time in Bruges! The city is really beautiful!

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  61. I love this poem, it's so beautiful. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorite poets.

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    1. You and me both, his poems are both dark and beautiful!

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  62. Beautiful! I hope you have a lovely time on your trip, can't wait to read about it!

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    1. Thanks a million Ash, I'm looking forward to sharing my trip on A Glass Of Ice!

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  63. I hope you will have/had an amazing time in Belgium! I heard great things about Bruges so I think you will :) And what a beautiful poem! Just a dream with the photo of the gorgeous flowers too!

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    1. Thank you Cherr, I'm so glad you've enjoyed this post. I've visited Bruges many times and it seems impossible to grow tired of it! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  64. LOVE this post.. thanks for sharing :)

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      Gabrielle x

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  66. Hi lovely, beautiful post and I love the poem as well!
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  67. Those white flowers are just soooo dreamy!!! AMAZZZZING!!!
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  68. What a beautiful poem! The flowers match the mood so well, and I hope you have fun on your trip!

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    1. So glad you think so Angelina and thank you, I had a magnificent trip to Bruges!

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  69. That really is such a dreamy poem, thank you for sharing :) I'm not sure whether you're still in Bruges, but either way I hope you have an amazing time :) xxx
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    1. You're very welcome, glad you enjoyed it Isabella! I'm home from Bruges now and had a fantastic time thank you :)

      Gabrielle x

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  70. hope you'll have a beautiful time in Belgium lovely! gorgeous floral snaps and words! :)

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      Gabrielle x

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  71. This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing Gabrielle:-). Have a lovely week!!

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      Gabrielle x

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    1. 'Sad, beautiful and dreamy' are the perfect words to describe this poem!

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  73. Hello,

    Amazing pics ! :D

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