7 poems about purpose

This post contains affiliate links. Happy September! 🍁 Whether you are diving straight into productive work or winding down from summer in preparation for a new school year, take a moment to set some goals for this quarter and be inspired by these poems about purpose. 1. Life Sculpture by George Washington Doane Chisel in hand stood a sculptor boy,With his marble block before him,And his eyes lit up with a smile of joyAs an angel-dream passed o’er him.He carved the dream on that shapeless stoneWith many a sharp incision;With heaven’s own light that sculpture shone—He’d caught that angel-vision. Children […]

Art Nouveau in Ålesund

In January 1904, a devastating fire raged through the Norwegian seaport of Ålesund. After only 16 hours, it had destroyed 850 wooden houses, leaving more than ten thousand people homeless. Only 230 houses remained in Ålesund’s town centre after the fire was extinguished, and the townspeople set out to rebuild their city with the help of donations, passersby, and construction workers, who were in the middle of an economic depression and flocked to the town for jobs. By 1907, the town had been rebuilt in brick and modelled after a new style its citizens deemed befitting newly sovereign Norway entering […]