beautiful stuff considered on the first day

Beautiful things considered, first day of self-imposed challenge

  1. Number one: a friendship coming out the other side of a “hang-up” as communicative and warm and inspiring as it ever was before.   Magic revealing itself in a human connection – whether it’s the first or thousandth time, never gets tired, does it?
  2. A previously hung-up-on friend sharing one of your favourite poems with you.
  3. One of your favourite poems read aloud.




Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

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, 1899


Exploring Beauty


  1. Reply
    Selma February 10, 2011

    Stunning poem *sigh*
    Imagine being able to write like that. It must be an incredible feeling.

  2. Reply
    Jennifer February 11, 2011

    Yes, true. But then again – maybe even WB felt like you and I feel when we create something. Or, maybe, like me, he felt it was like banging his head against the wall – it felt SO GOOD when it was finished! 🙂
    But truly – whether it’s WB Yeats or the kid around the corner – I’m inspired by anyone who tells a story.

  3. Reply
    deb @ talk at the table February 12, 2011

    I so love what you are doing.
    I look forward to what you are going to share as I know it will enrich my life, so thank you.
    I’m going to listen now, and cry no doubt,
    but they will be tears of awe,
    beauty tears.

  4. Reply
    Jennifer February 14, 2011

    Thanks Deb! I must say, it’s pretty gratifying to do. Hope you enjoyed Keitel reading Yeats!

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