Welcome to the website of castle-builder, Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell. Of course, her castles are built of words and ideas rather than of brick and mortar, but with any luck they will prove to be just as enduring as their bulkier counterparts. So grab a torch from the wall-sconce, pick a winding stairway or a forbidding-looking door, and start exploring! You never know what you might find. Or what might find you

“The Castle-Builder”
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A gentle boy, with soft and silken locks
A dreamy boy, with brown and tender eyes,
A castle-builder, with his wooden blocks,
And towers that touch imaginary skies.

A fearless rider on his father’s knee,
An eager listener unto stories told
At the Round Table of the nursery,
Of heroes and adventures manifold.

There will be other towers for thee to build;
There will be other steeds for thee to ride;
There will be other legends, and all filled
With greater marvels and more glorified.

Build on, and make thy castles high and fair,
Rising and reaching upward to the skies;
Listen to voices in the upper air,
Nor lose thy simple faith in mysteries.

© 2024 Marsheila Rockwell.