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!

    Sylvia

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  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.

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    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…

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  3. Beautiful photos and of course you struck a cord quoting WB Yeats. http://www.lissadellhouse.com 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 …..

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  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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