Daily musings of the creative team of Jack & Ella Designs. Showcasing the talent of other Etsy designers, as well as life according to us. - Enjoy!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

We Wear the Mask

Day of the Dead SUGAR SKULL GYPSY Mask

We Wear the Mask
Paul Lawrence dunbar
(1872 - 1906)

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be overwise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

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Art Nouveau swirly leaves leather mask in black
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1 comment:

Illustrated Ink said...

Thank you for featuring my "Sugar Skull Gypsy" mask!