Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tread Softly

 

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.
William Butler Yeats

32 comments:

  1. I have ALWAYS loved Yeats! My father did, too! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana, glad you liked this. xx

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  2. Beautiful words! Beautiful photos.

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    1. Thanks, Connie, for a change, I took one of the photos!

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  3. What a beautiful poem and AMAZING photos!!!!

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    1. The first one is at Arabia Mountain and the second one on a new walking trail.

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    1. Thanks, and you are right about the landing on the moon in 1969. How in the world can I remember that, I would have been MUCH too young! HA HA

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Rachel! Hope you well these days! xx

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  6. There's something very relaxing about looking at the sky for a while. Those are great pics, Kay.

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    1. We love our sunsets over Arabia and this new walking trail is so high, it is almost like ARabia!

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  7. Hello Kay:
    Yeats is a favourite poet of ours and these words are truly beautiful. And, how well you have complemented them with the pictures of the sky. One could surely gaze on the scene for hours!

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    1. Dear Jane & Lance,
      Thank you so much! I LOVED your post about Venice, I think you should write a book, honest I do!

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  8. Ah, to be able to walk into a sunset! Lovely images, visual and verbal.

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    1. Dear Mimi,

      Thank you, I like the idea of walking into a sunset!

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    1. Thank you, Kate.
      I want to go back a few weeks and look at your post on the Olympics again. I miss them!

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  10. I love sunsets! Your owl pic are great too, I liked the barn owl.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy.
      I love nature, can you tell?

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  11. Dear Kay, thank you for your kind words. I'm going thru a very rough patch with my parents health right now. I'm trying my best to keep MY sanity and health. Thank God to my husband and my good friends who are there for me in time of need. I love the poem and the beautiful pictures. God Bless you and your family

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment HERE when I know you are very busy. Please take care of things that you have to, but take care of yourself too.
      God bless you and your loved ones.

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  12. Gorgeous pictures, Kay! I, too, love Yeats, and this poem is one of my favorites.

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    1. Dear Beth,
      Thank you. I love this one too.

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  13. Great photos, and the perfect poem. Thanks for reminding me of it. xoxo

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    1. Thanks!
      In school once, we had to do a project where we were asked to choose poems and find pictures from old magazines to go with the poems. My friends hated doing this, but I LOVED it!
      Now, with this blog, I am feeling that same delight with poetry and photography combinations. FUN!

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  14. One of my very favourite poems, thanks.

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    1. Hi Joanne,
      I love poetry. Good poetry, that is! Most of the modern stuff does not appeal to me.

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