Wednesday Words: 6 February 2013

This post is once again prompted by Emma at Crazy With Twins, here.

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 (1865 – 1939)

Written over a century ago, long before the advent of computers as we now have them, these lines strike me as good advice to us all as we read the contributions of others in the blogging scene; let us remember that each post, especially a creative or autobiographical one, is that author’s offering, and our appraisal and criticism should always be tender!

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3 Responses to Wednesday Words: 6 February 2013

  1. Emma Day says:

    I really love that not only do you post beautiful entries to Wednesday Words each week, but you apply such thought provoking interpretations too. You really should publish an ebook from your blog posts. Thankyou once again for linking up. I really like this poem. x

    • fireflyphil says:

      Thank you. When I can sense the idea in the writer’s mind, I often feel that such an idea continues to ring true, long after the poem was written. War poetry is a powerful example.

  2. My gran’s favourite poem – it was read at her funeral. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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