The cloths of heaven

It was cold, sub-zero temperatures — and yet the air was so alive with crystals of moisture. There, at the end of the street, I saw a rainbow, which later on went to weave its colours into the clouds and skies.

Bringing to mind one of my favourite poems by W.B. Yeats…

HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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45 thoughts on “The cloths of heaven

  1. Fantastic captures! And beautiful words to match! Always a pleasure coming here for a visit! Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for your visit and your lovely words! Enjoy! Stay warm!



  2. You live in such a wonderful part of the world, that I should be jealous of you. But since you take such stunning photographs and share them with us, I am only thankful that I stumbled onto your blog.


    1. Well, if I didn’t like winter, I’d be miserable 8 months of the year… Since I started embracing winter and accepting it, I’ve really started appreciating it more and more…


  3. Beautiful photos and of course you struck a cord quoting WB Yeats. is the house in Co Sligo associated so famously with him – unfortunately having opened to the public two years ago – it is currently closed due to a planning issue/agrument with the local county council. Such a shame – the new owners had done a fanstatic job restoring the house and it should be one of the main tourist highlights in the west of Ireland. Hopefully it will open again …..


  4. That was the last poem I was able to share with one of my patients before she died and it really touched her. precious memories for me.


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