My 8th grade teacher made us memorize this poem and we discussed it at length. It has always been a favorite of mine. When my friend Suzette gave me this collection for my birthday, I knew that I'd be making a page with Alex and this poem. I used a sketch from pagemaps for the design, the decorative diecut pp from the collection to make the shape with the red paper, and printed the poem on velum. it was too white, so I toned it down with a silver ink pad.